Amazon announced a new perk for their Prime members. AmazonFresh will cost just $14.99 per month for Prime members. AmazonFresh currently costs most users a $299 annual fee for unlimited delivery service. Prime members will end up paying about $180 per year, thus getting a $119 discount. That basically gives you free Amazon Prime, if you’re planning to sign up for AmazonFresh.
However not everyone will be able to take advantage of this new perk. AmazonFresh is only available in Boston, Baltimore, Seattle, parts of California (L.A., Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Stockton), New York metro, Northern New Jersey, Philadelphia metro, Northern Virginia, Stamford, and Trenton. Outside the U.S., the service is available in London.
The $14.99 per month fee will allow members to shop for groceries, everyday essentials, and other favorites from local shops and restaurants, by selecting the “Fresh Add-on” as part of their Prime Membership. From that point forward, they’ll be charged $14.99 per month during the time they maintain an active Prime subscription. The Fresh Add-on is available for monthly Prime customers as well ($10.99/mo).
Once signed up, customers can order by 10 AM for same-day delivery by 6 PM, or can order by 10 PM for delivery the next morning by 6 AM. You choose a one-hour time slot to when you can receive your order in person, or a 3-hour time slot if you want your items left doorside in temperature-controlled bags. In addition, Fresh members in select cities can shop for AmazonFresh orders directly on Amazon.com or its mobile app, by selecting the Fresh logo next to “Shop by Department” on the site. This lets them choose to schedule a delivery slot, view past purchases, manage grocery lists, and create orders right on Amazon.
If you’re not a primer member, they offer a free 30-day trial if you’re not sure yet if you want to commit for a year. Or you can choose the monthly plan, which comes in handy for the holiday season. Just two days ago they also added free reading content to Prime memberships with Prime Reading.