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Amazon Grocery Shopping

Updated on March 19, 2011

Amazon Grocery Shopping

The very idea of getting your groceries online seems like a lazy, but very convenient thing to do nowadays and so being a bit of a lazy git when it comes to shopping, I thought I would test out the Amazon Grocery shopping to see for myself. Locally I've used Asda and Tesco for online shopping as they have the frozen food which we need to survive as a family, especially the Mrs who likes her ice cream all through the year.

Whilst these UK supermarkets are great for a local online shopping experience, I thought since Amazon UK had added the grocery shopping to it's online services not too long ago, although Amazon UK is very behind on the American Amazon, I thought I'd give it a whirl and document my experience with grocery shopping.

I knew that frozen foods would obviously be out of the question, unless I wanted defrosted food arriving at my door that had gone off in the post. Still there are other foods that arrive in tins, boxes and packets which would survive the delivery by post and that's what I wanted to test out, mainly the service of the grocery shop.

When you order your groceries through Amazon, it's like ordering other products and you have the shopping basket there to collect your items. When you add them in your basket, you can specify the quantity of your products, really though there must be some sort of better way of choosing your products though for your groceries, because when you compare it to the Asda online shopping site you can choose your delivery time, but you can have all the categories easily found in the site navigation, here on Amazon UK at the moment you have to search and drill through the categories through each category which is very time consuming (Isn't online shopping supposed to save time!)

When you have added all of your products you can then go to the checkout to pay for your goods. Now I've already got a payment card set up in my account, so that's all done, but if you are new to Amazon, you will need to set up a valid payment card that is stored electronically in your account on a secure server and this obviously requires an Amazon account too duh!

Once you have clicked through and specified what shipping you want and your delivery address, you can click to order, but bear in mind that you seem to pay for post and packing as these are third party resources that deliver your groceries for the most part and so there is no free shipping as per usual with the Amazon products. Not sure about, because I don't live in the US, but the Amazon grocery shopping is really still in it's early stages here in the UK, so who knows what might happen in the future.

The benefit of an Amazon grocery shop is to probably stock up for Christmas or some other event like a birthday or family gathering and leave you with time to get more fresher goods from your local shop. Of course Amazon has links to fresh vegetables and fruit, but I dare not order any of that online for now as I'm not too sure about it, I've got visions of mashed up rotten fruit and veg turning up in a box and the delivery driver says "Here, sign for this now!"

But for jars and tins and other stuff like crisps, biscuits and sweets and any other food essentials it is a great thing to do, even fresh poultry they do, but I'm still obliged to buy it from a supermarket. Amazon UK just needs some good ways of bringing the prices down on the postage and packaging even from third party shops.

The only thing about shopping for groceries with Amazon UK is that separate packages all come at different times from different places and this annoys somewhat, although grocery shop with Amazon is still in beta testing so there are bound to be kinks in the system. Anyone know what the US Amazon grocery shopping experience is like?

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Grocery Shopping On Amazon UK

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    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Sweets!

      The expense of using Amazon for groceries is what out me off, but I do suppose there is scope to use it for other events to stock up for..

      @K9....yeah those robots would solve a lot of problems and we can use them as butlers to make our meals and clean the house too.

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      India Arnold 

      8 years ago from Northern, California

      I love that used robots in your comment!

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      8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I used Amazon a lot when I lived in an isolated desert town with overpriced stores. I used it again recently to order the lemonade mix and potato mix, but I discovered I like the taste of homemade potatoes better, and the lemonade mix is twice as much as it is at Food For Less. I think the Amazon grocery model is good if you want to stock up on things and live in an isolated place, but in my experience I found it is actually cheaper to just go to our local store. It is a good service, I just hate paying extra.

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers K9 and Poetvix!

      Shopping online is getting better though, all we need now is robots that take the deliveries when we are out, now that would be cool!

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      8 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      Duh!! I have been shopping at Amazon for years and had no idea they did groceries. Well, better late than never as I do so hate going to the grocer! Thanks bunches for the tip. Gotta say, you come up w/ the best, most practicle ideas for Hubs.

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      India Arnold 

      8 years ago from Northern, California

      If in a pinch for something obscure, Amazon grocery shopping would be a great place to find that item. I agree with you, the fact that it all comes in seperate deliveries would bother me. But again when you crave something uncommon, the chance that amazon has it is pretty high.


    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      I like the choice of both, but if the online one improves like I think it will given time, then I'd happily do all of my shopping online and get it delivered....Cheers LEA!

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      Paula Atwell 

      8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      I have to admit that I like to go to the store and pick out my groceries but if I needed to order groceries from Amazon, I wouldn't hesitate. The American version still doesn't have too many choices and needs to expand much more to be totally useful. However, what I love about Amazon, is that you can find items that may not be available in your local area, so that you can make foods that you may not have been able to make before. This is especially good for rural areas that don't have as many ethnic groceries.

    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      I think they'll drive the prices down in the future once they make more deals with other food stores, maybe major food retailers like Supermarkets giants Tescos and Asda for a start.

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      Mentalist acer 

      8 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      If it were cheaper I'd order stuff for Halloween,thanks for the heads up,waynet.;)


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