Amazon Prime Now
By: Jessica Ligon
How many times have you gotten home Sunday night after a long trip and realized you have NOTHING
for breakfast or lunch tomorrow? Have you thought, “I’d PAY someone to go to the store for me!” That
was me Sunday! I had no desire to go to the store Monday morning. We made it through breakfast but by lunch we needed something and I didn’t want to drag my two kids to the store. I thought, this would be the perfect time for me to try Amazon Prime Now.
I decided to try it out:
I downloaded the app, picked out what I wanted, and then checked out. It was literally as simple as that! They have a rather impressive selection of
organic items. I was able to purchase lunch meat, cheese, crackers, and fruit snacks for my kiddos and it all met my rather strict standards. I placed the order at 3:15 and it arrived at my door around 4:45. That’s pretty awesome!
Is Amazon Prime Now for you?
1. Do you have an Amazon Prime membership? This service is only available to Amazon Prime members.
2. Is convenience important to you?
3. Are you flexible with what brands you will be receiving? While they carry a lot of different items,
not every brand is available online.
How to tell is Amazon Prime Now is NOT for you:
1. Price matters: While the prices are competitive, you could probably get deals in store and
have a bigger selection.
2. You hate tipping: While tipping is voluntary, it is automacally added in. If you don’t want to tip, you have to manually change it to zero. That being said, you are paying for a service, tipping is the right thing to do.
3. You are brand loyal: There are some brands that are not available.
4. You are looking for “perishable” items. I noticed that things that quickly expire like bread, eggs, and gallon milk, are not available. You can buy bread but it is refrigerated bread, and milk is available in ½ gallon cartons.
Amazon Prime Now definitely won’t replace regular grocery shopping for me, but I plan to use it whenever I don’t feel like dragging my kiddos to the store!! There also are other apps like Favor Delivery and Instacart that you can also check out. Instacart is a
service where someone will do your grocery shopping for you at your favorite store. Favor Delivery puts you in touch with people in your area who are willing to pick up things for you from a restaurant or store and deliver it to you for a fee.
My question for you is this: Who is ready to try Amazon Prime Now?