AmazonFresh Comes to New York City
We all have to go grocery shopping from time to time. Unfortunately, it’s unavoidable; we’re all designed to eat. And grocery shopping, while not overly difficult (unless you take several young kids in tow), can be quite the stressful experience. First, there’s the traffic on the road you have to deal with on your way to the store. Then, there’s the traffic inside the store. Thirdly, sometimes it can be quite the pain trying to find exactly what you’re looking for, and lastly, once you find everything, you have to spend your hard-earned money to take it home with you. Not surprisingly in the grand scheme of things, Amazon has attempted to make grocery shopping a much easier experience. Some time ago, they debuted AmazonFresh, a service which allowed for same-day grocery deliveries in Seattle as well as some other towns in California. Now, as of this coming Friday, they will be starting to offer their AmazonFresh program to Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood in New York.
Not every Amazon member can use this service, though – only those with an Amazon Prime account will be able to take advantage of it. Beginning in the new year, though, Amazon users can register for a Prime Fresh account which will cost $299 a year.
We’ll have to wait and see how AmazonFresh will be able to compete with other grocery stores in the area. How do you think they’ll do? Would you use this service? Let us know in the comments section below!