If winter during a pandemic is making you consider online grocery shopping and delivery, Amazon has several grocery delivery services that could bring everything you need to your door in under two hours.
Prime members in more than 2,000 cities and towns can get two-hour delivery on more than 170,000 items. And anyone who shops the site can order certain staples even without a Prime subscription. If you have an Alexa device, you can add groceries to your cart and place an order through voice command.
But with lots of different options floating around the site — including Whole Foods, Amazon Fresh, Amazon Pantry and regular old Prime — things can get confusing quickly.
We’ve broken down the five different ways you can order groceries through Amazon, how long delivery takes, and any memberships and fees you might face.
You can also check out our guides to the best alcohol delivery services, the best meal kit delivery services and the best restaurant delivery apps.
Whole Foods Market
Best for fans of organic food
Thanks to its purchase of the Whole Foods Market grocery chain in 2017, Amazon offers free two-hour delivery of Whole Foods items, for Prime members who live in certain areas (namely, those with a Whole Foods nearby). You’ll find everything you’d normally find at a Whole Foods on Amazon, including fresh produce, meat and seafood, and pantry staples.
If your order is over $35, you’re eligible for free two-hour delivery, or free one-hour pickup from any Whole Foods store. If you want your groceries in one hour, you’ll be charged a delivery fee based on your order total.
If you prefer shopping at Whole Foods and have a Prime membership, this is a superconvenient service. Though Whole Foods products used to cost significantly more than comparable items from stores like Trader Joe’s and Target, since the chain was acquired by Amazon, prices appear to have fallen quite a bit. Prime members who shop in a Whole Foods store will also get an extra 10% off sale items (excluding alcohol) and other deals throughout the store…Read more>>