What Is Amazon Fresh? (All You Need to Know)

Olivia Hobbs

Are you looking for a convenient online store to shop for your groceries? Look no further; with Amazon Fresh, you can have your groceries shipped to your doorstep with the click of a button. This post covers all you need to know about Amazon Fresh. 

Amazon, which was just an online book retailer in its early beginnings, has grown to become a worldwide sensation. Though it has proved to be particularly vexing, Amazon is expanding its presence in the food sector. With a bewildering variety of services —Amazon Fresh, Prime Now, Prime Go, and more —Amazon is trying to dominate the $750 billion U.S. grocery market. If Amazon Fresh is new to you, you may be wondering what it's all about. Is it similar in any way to Amazon’s Whole Foods? Get the answers to that and more by reading on.


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What You Need To Know About Amazon Fresh

Amazon Fresh is a grocery pick-up and delivery service by Amazon. The service is only available to Prime members. You don't have to be a paying member, though. Prime members on the free trial are also eligible. The primary distinction between Whole Foods and Amazon Fresh is the variety and cost of the groceries sold. While Whole Foods focuses primarily on pricey organic products, Amazon Fresh provides natural brands at reduced costs.

The service is available in over 20 cities in the United States as well as in international cities such as London, Berlin, and Tokyo.

You can make an order via the website or mobile (IOS or android) apps. After placing the order, you can have it delivered to your door or pick it up in person. Amazon Fresh has all groceries you can find in a regular physical store. This includes fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, deli items, prepared meals, canned foods, and more.

The orders you make will come from your local Amazon Warehouse. Since inventory differs from place to place, some items may not be available in your location.


How to Use Amazon Fresh?

To use Amazon Fresh, you need a Prime Membership. On top of that, if you are in the U.S., you need to be in one of the following cities: Washington DC, Seattle, San Diego, San Franciso, New York, Minneapolis, Miami, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Huston, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Phoenix.

Amazon continuously expands its list of cities; to check if your city is eligible, visit the Amazon Fresh website and enter your area ZIP code.

Amazon Fresh is also available internationally. In addition to a few places in Singapore and India, the service is offered in a few cities such as Rome, Munich, Milan, Berlin, Hamburg, and Tokyo.

Keep in mind that you will need to have an Amazon Prime membership before using the service. If you are unsure about committing to the $119 yearly subscription, you can try out Amazon Prime for free.


Is Amazon Fresh Expensive?

There are no additional costs associated with Amazon Fresh. Depending on the cost of your order, however, you may have to pay an additional delivery fee. In most cities, the delivery fee is capped at $10 for orders below $35. Orders above $35 are delivered for free in most cities; in some locations, such as New York, you will have to make an order of $50 to get free shipping.


How To Make An Order On Amazon Fresh

You can make an order on Amazon Fresh using the mobile apps or the official website. The experience is largely the same. Follow the guide below to make an order on Amazon Fresh.

That’s it. Your groceries will be at your doorstep within the scheduled delivery time. When picking up an order from a pickup location, you must provide your order number and a valid picture ID. Note that the name on the ID must match that used to create the Amazon account. You can, therefore, not send someone to pick up the groceries for you. The order must also be picked up within five calendar days. If the order is not picked up, Amazon will cancel it and issue you a refund.


Bottom Line

Amazon Fresh is a grocery pickup and delivery service by Amazon. An Amazon Prime membership is required for you to use the service. Additionally, you will have to be in an eligible location. When using Amazon Fresh, you won't have to worry about extra charges.. The service is free to use, and you only have to pay for the delivery if your order does not reach the threshold.

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