The demands of modern day family life can sometimes feel a little unmanageable. If you struggle to find time to grocery shop you aren’t alone! It’s no wonder why Amazon’s grocery delivery service, “AmazonFresh” has become so popular in recent years. But how does Amazon Fresh work and how do you get started? To answer these questions, we’ve put together this ultimate guide to give you everything you need to know about Amazon Fresh.
How much does Amazon Fresh cost and how do you sign up?
Amazon Fresh is free for Prime members. Both trial and paid members of Amazon Prime and Amazon Prime Student can shop for groceries and more through Amazon Fresh.
If you’re not an Amazon Prime member, you can try it free for 30 days. Afterward, Prime costs $119/year for standard memberships, or $59/year for Amazon Prime Student memberships.
What areas does Amazon Fresh deliver to?
Amazon Fresh is available to residents in select cities including:
- Atlanta, GA
- Baltimore, MD
- Boston, MA
- Chicago, IL
- Dallas, TX
- Denver, CO
- Houston, TX
- Las Vegas, NV
- Los Angeles, CA
- Miami, FL
- Minneapolis, MN
- New York, NY
- Philadelphia, PA
- Phoenix, AZ
- San Diego, CA
- San Francisco, CA
- Seattle, WA
- Washington D.C.
What can you purchase from Amazon Fresh?
If you can buy at a grocery store, you can purchase it from Amazon Fresh. Fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, frozen foods, and canned foods are just a few of the items Amazon Fresh offers to consumers. You can also purchase organic foods, non-alcoholic beverages, household items, and personal care items as well.
One of the biggest reservations shoppers have in regards to online shopping is will fresh fruits and vegetables actually be fresh? The answer is yes. Amazon Fresh works with producers to ensure the freshest produce, dairy, and meats available.
Amazon Fresh delivery options
The company has three different delivery options to best serve consumers. (Note: not all delivery services are available in every area). Best of all, delivery is free for Amazon Prime members. If for some reason your order does not qualify for free shipping, a delivery fee of $9.99 will be applied at checkout. For added convenience, consumers can choose from free same-day delivery or pick a date and time in the future that works with your schedule.
Attended Delivery option
Amazon Fresh’s attended delivery means during the one-hour time slot of your choice, someone must be available to take your order. Your order can be left with a doorman or security guard if you wish. If you choose this option it is important to note that you must make arrangements to ensure your perishable food items such as milk do not spoil. You will have the option at checkout to leave instructions for delivery.
Doorstep Delivery option
If you choose doorstep delivery, pick a 2-3 hour time slot and Amazon Fresh will leave your grocery order on your doorstep. There does not have to be someone available to accept the delivery. No need to worry, perishable food items will be left in temperature-controlled totes. Please note that although doorstep delivery is available in every city where Amazon Fresh is offered, at this time it is not a delivery option for those that live in buildings with secure entries or limited access.
Amazon Fresh Pickup option
In select areas, consumers can pick up their Amazon Fresh order from designated areas during a specific time slot. There is no fee to pick up your order nor is there an order minimum.
Choose the most convenient way to order
Amazon Fresh consumers can choose from two different methods of ordering groceries:
- Manual – Manually add groceries to your cart either on your computer or the app on your phone.
- Voice (automated) – With the integration of smart home features such as Alexa, you can add groceries to your cart and place your order simply with voice commands. (This is great if you think of an item as you’re walking out the door)
You can make minor changes to your order after it is placed and before it is processed.
How to you pay for Amazon Fresh your order
Your Amazon Fresh bill is invoiced and delivered separately from your Prime membership fees. However, your preferred payment method used for your Prime account will also be used for Amazon Fresh unless you change your account preferences.
Amazon Fresh Return Policy
If you are unsatisfied with part of your grocery order or receive damaged or unusable goods, Amazon Fresh offers a refund up to 30 days after purchase. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact customer support at any time!
How to cancel your Amazon Fresh membership?
Amazon Fresh is a no-obligation online grocery shopping and delivery service. You can cancel your membership at any time without penalty.
To cancel your Amazon Fresh membership, take the following steps:
- Log into your Amazon account
- Click on “Accounts & Lists” on the main navigation bar (desktop) or the menu button (mobile)
- Click on Your Account
- Click the “Prime – View benefits and payment settings” option (desktop) or the “Manage Prime membership” option (mobile)
- Click the “Manage Fresh Add-on” option
- Click “End Membership”
- Click the “Continue to Cancel” option to confirm your Amazon Fresh membership cancellation
Enjoy more time with your family and less time in the grocery store
Your day-to-day life is already busy enough and quality time with your family is important. You shouldn’t have to choose between providing your family with nutritious meals and spending quality family time. There is something to be said for convenience and Amazon Fresh gives you just that. Amazon Fresh offers the flexibility and convenience you need to help free up time and make your days more manageable.
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