Amazon has been selling groceries for a while now, but if you're not a Prime member you'll have spotted none of it is available to you. So how do you shop Amazon Pantry, and how can you use it to save money on your supermarket shop?
What is Amazon Pantry?
Amazon Pantry is the retailer's grocery shopping service. It offers low prices on everyday shopping items, with no minimum spend, and can all be delivered to your door the next day.
All eligible items are marked with the Amazon Pantry logo.
How do you sign up to Amazon Pantry?
Amazon Pantry is an Amazon Prime exclusive service, which means membership is automatic when you sign up to Prime.
Amazon Prime has dozens of benefits, including access to Prime Video, Prime Music and free next day delivery on all applicable orders from Amazon. It costs £7.99/US$12.99 per month (or £79/$119.99 annually), but you can sign up for a 30-day trial completely free of charge. (Be sure to remember to cancel if you don't wish to be charged.)
To then start shopping Amazon Pantry simply head here and start adding items to your basket.
How do Amazon Pantry delivery charges work?
Whereas supermarkets charge you a one-off delivery fee that can be anything from £5+ per shop, Amazon Pantry charges you per virtual box, and tells you how full is your box after each item you add. This means that if you don't have a large shop you could potentially save money on delivery charges.
You do not have to fill a box to 100%, and Amazon will pack your order in an appropriately sized box. A single box can hold up to 20kg, which is rather a lot of shopping.
Amazon also routinely runs offers that net you free delivery when you purchase selected items.
Delivery charges for Prime customers are otherwise calculated at £2.99 for the first box, and 99p for each additional box.