AmazonFresh Grocery Delivery Debuts in Boston
It’s easy to turn to Amazon for deals on laptops, CDs, maybe even books. Now the online retailer is offering to deliver groceries right to your door.
The Seattle-based company launched its AmazonFresh program in Boston this week, which gives customers access to over 95,000 a la carte items that can be purchased for same-day or next-day delivery, BostInno reported. That includes anything from boxes of Clif Bars, to bottles of laundry detergent, to pounds organic strawberries. There’s also an option to have your groceries personally attended to, if you won’t be at home to accept the package.
The service costs $299 a year and includes a standard Amazon Prime membership, so you can knock $99 off that price if you already have Prime. And if you’re skeptical, the company is offering a 30-day free trial.
AmazonFresh also lets you browse local fare in its Local Market section, which features items like bone-in pork chops from Savenor’s Market, nuts from Q’s Nuts, cheeses from Wolf Meadow Farms, and other nearby producers. There is also a Creative Kitchen branch that highlights recipes and offers quick links to have all necessary ingredients sent to you.
The delivery service currently covers a number of neighborhoods in Boston, including Charlestown, Dorchester, and Somerville, and, thankfully, Roxbury, and areas outside the city like Brookline, Everett, Arlington, and Quincy. The service has been around since 2007.