Amazon recently launched AmazonFresh in the San Francisco area, which allows those who are able to use its service receive groceries delivered right to their doorstep. It seems delivering fresh milk and other groceries to its users doorstep isn’t the only thing the company is considering as an anonymous source of USA Today claims the company is preparing to launch an online service called Pantry, which is said to carry around 2,000 common grocery items to be sold at a low cost. Think Costco, but through Amazon.
Amazon’s Pantry service will reportedly be available to Amazon Prime members, who will be able to purchase common grocery goods and have them shipped to their home at a nominal fee, so long as you’re within its weight limit. Amazon has yet to comment on the report, but the anonymous source believes it’ll launch some time in 2014.
If the what the unnamed source says turns out to be true, I have a feeling the weight limit is what will limit many people to go crazy with purchasing their common grocery goods from Amazon. One thing Costco has going for it is you need to carry everything that you buy yourself, which tends to make things a bit difficult, but Amazon’s weight limits will make buying a month’s supply of canned beans and 1-ply toilet paper a little more difficult.