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How do you shop for groceries on Amazon?

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To shop for groceries on Amazon, establish or sign into an Amazon account and browse the grocery departments or search for specific grocery items from the search bar. Users who want to buy groceries online and have them delivered have the options of using AmazonFresh or Amazon PrimePantry.

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In order to shop for groceries, Amazon customers can purchase items just as they would purchase any other item from the website for most dry goods, household and personal grocery items available. AmazonFresh is an option for customers who have the service in their area while Amazon PrimePantry is available to customers who purchase a PrimePantry membership.

In order to purchase groceries on Amazon:

  1. Use an Amazon account
  2. Search for specific grocery items by using the search bar or browsing the grocery departments. There are 12 departments including grocery and gourmet food, baby, pet supplies, beauty and health and personal care.

  3. Use an Amazon Prime account
  4. As of 2015, an Amazon Prime account is free for 30 days and costs $99 per year thereafter. Prime members enjoy free 2-day shipping on all Amazon Prime purchases.

  5. Use an Amazon Prime Pantry account
  6. A Prime Pantry membership is free during the trial period and $299 per year thereafter, as of 2015. The Prime Pantry members can fill up the virtual pantry box with up to 45 pounds of groceries. The box is usually delivered within 1 to 4 days and shipping charges are applied.

Amazon and the Amazon Prime memberships are subject to account standing and availability area. Before signing up, users can enter their zip code to check availability in a specific area.

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