You may have recently heard about some new additions to the Amazon Pantry service due to a deal they have done to team up with Morrisons* to provide fresh, frozen and non-perishable goods via the Amazon Pantry service.
Even though I am an Amazon prime member, this is the first time that I had heard about Amazon Pantry*, so I am guessing that many of you won’t have heard about it either. With this in mind, I thought that I would take a closer look at the service to write this Amazon Pantry review, to help give you a good understanding of what the Amazon Pantry service is all about and to help you decide if this is a service that you would like to try out.
What is Amazon Pantry?
Amazon Pantry* is an online shop exclusive to Prime members, where you can buy your everyday essentials and have them delivered straight to your door. Essentially this is very similar to doing a food shop online with the main supermarkets, the difference with Amazon Pantry however is that you don’t need to book a delivery slot, which means that the delivery charges don’t fluctuate depending on what time of day you are booked in for. This may come as either good news or bad news depending on how much you depend on certain delivery times.
What are the delivery options?
So, what exactly are the delivery details. Well I think that the first thing to note is that your goods aren’t packed into bags, you shop by filling up boxes. To Amazon Prime* members the first box has a fee of £2.99, if you fill that box then each additional box you use within the shop will come with a 99p charge. To order through Amazon Pantry you don’t have to fill a box, you can just buy the items you are after and pay the £2.99 delivery cost for those items.
When placing your order you don’t have to book a delivery slot. The delivery is formatted in the same way as any other order, but you can leave a note to the driver to leave with a neighbour, or in a safe place, if you are concerned that it may be delivered while you are out.
Do they have good offers?
Well now we know the basics of Amazon Pantry, I am sure you are all wanting to know if there are any good offers to be had through this service. Well, the answer is yes there are offers such as certain items being reduced to £1 and at the time of writing you can get a packet of 240 Tetley tea bags for just £2.49. But, if I am being honest I don’t think that as a whole it is a very cheap way to shop. Things such as cereal and other basics cost a bit more than I am happy to pay. Although saying that, it could just be me being a bit too tight with the purse strings. 🙂
How do they compare to other supermarket delivery services?
After looking at the delivery details, we can see how Amazon Pantry is different to other supermarket delivery services. You don’t have to worry about paying more for your delivery just because the time that is suitable to you happens to be their busiest periods. However, this can also be a hindrance if you are only in at certain points in the day, or you don’t want to have to stay at home all day because you don’t have a specific time for your delivery booked. On the other hand though, if you don’t mind staying in, or you’re happy to have your parcel left with a neighbour or in a safe place, then it is a great way to save a bit of money.
Another area where I can see a difference is the amount of goods that Amazon Pantry have to offer. It may just be me, but I don’t think that they have as much stock as the main supermarkets. This being said however, I do think that the range in make up that Amazon Pantry has to offer is brilliant! So this alone could save you a trip up into town. 🙂
Want to give it a try?
If you think that you would like to give Amazon Pantry a try*, why not do it this month. They currently have an offer where if you purchase four of the listed products then they will deliver the £2.99 box for free. This offer expires at 11:59 pm on 31st March 2016, so if you think that this is something you would like to try out, why not make use of this great deal.
Have you used Amazon Pantry before? What are your thoughts on the service?