AMAZON PANTRY – FIRST TIME REVIEW

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Every New Year I do a big household order and I thought I would try Amazon Pantry. I picked them as they were the cheapest for the items, I had compared them with Tesco and Wilkinsons. And I also was very ill with a nasty cold that lasted nearly three weeks over the New Year and I really did not want to leave my house to get these bits. It was suprising easy to order what I wanted but the fact I needed to fill a box made me buy more than I was planning. But then the pieces were cheaper and I would be getting them eventually in the new few weeks. You literally pick your items and add them to your shopping basket. It tells you how much you have filled a box.

Amazon Pantry is a Prime-exclusive service, offering Prime members low-priced groceries and household products in everyday package sizes. You can fill a virtual box of items from the Amazon Pantry store and have them conveniently delivered to your doorstep for a delivery fee of £2.99 for the first box and 99p for each additional box in the same order. There was a offer during January, where if you purchase any 4 of the qualifying products. You receive free delivery on your first box (£2.99 in value). The savings will be applied at checkout. Taken from the website, these are few questions about the Pantry service.

Do I need to fill the box to exactly 100% before placing my order?
No. Your Pantry box does not need to be filled all the way to 100%. You can buy as little or as much as you would like in your Pantry box. Your order will be packaged in the appropriate-sized box, based on the dimensions and weight of the items.

How is the fill-percentage of items in the Amazon Pantry store determined?
A percentage is calculated for each item, based on its maximum dimensions or weight. For example, a 6 pack of soda and 9 pack of toilet rolls are each approximately the same percentage. While the soda is heavier, the toilet rolls takes up more room.

If I do not fill the box to 100%, will I be shipped a huge box with only a couple items in it?
Amazon Pantry boxes vary in size and can hold up to 20 kg. Your order will be packaged in an appropriate-sized box, based on the dimensions and weight of the items. This box could be anything from the size of a shoe box to as large as a suitcase.

I filled a box up with household and pet food. It came to £42.50. I was surprised how big the box was when it arrived.

It was very heavy and I did order family size of laundry items. Would I use Amazon Pantry again. If I could get free delivery, on the day I wanted delivery and items I wanted – yes I would.

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