AmazonFresh Has Launched in Bay Area

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Anna Roth
Amazon confirmed today that it has launched its grocery delivery service in San Francisco, as we speculated earlier in the week after seeing the delivery vans about town. Customers can now sign up for Amazon Prime Fresh, a $299-a-year program that includes membership to Amazon Prime and access to grocery delivery (you can try it out now with a 30-day free trial in select zip codes).

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AmazonFresh offers same-day grocery delivery on orders of more than $35, which you can bundle with books, electronics, and 500,000 more items from the Amazon warehouses. Orders placed by 10 a.m. arrive "by dinner," orders placed by 10 p.m. arrive "by breakfast."

The online supermarket also includes an area called "SF Spotlight" that highlights a number of local food producers and restaurants. Order coffee from Philz, bagels from Beauty's, meat from Avedano's, seafood from the San Francisco Fish Company, pasta from Baia, and more, along with readymade meals from restaurants like Homeroom, Rosamunde, and Curry Up Now.

We'll be monitoring to see how AmazonFresh stacks up with local grocery delivery service Good Eggs -- and if it can keep itself from repeating the mistakes of Webvan a decade ago. If you have experience with it, let us know in the comments or email food editor Anna Roth.

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shikhalamode
shikhalamode

I just signed up for the free trial, so will keep you updated. I prefer getting food from farmer's market and more reputable services (like Good Eggs), but willing to give this a try.

Michael Dane
Michael Dane

This is a reboot of WebVan, which was bought by Amazon.

Koa-Marie Roberts
Koa-Marie Roberts

If the deals were better than Costco and I didn't have to leave the house I totally would.

Russell D. Kurson
Russell D. Kurson

I can't think of any reason to do business with AmazonFresh.

Kaylie Heimel
Kaylie Heimel

But I love my local market and the friendly people there! It's nice to leave your house sometimes.... :)

Jeremy Baker
Jeremy Baker

Fuck amazon fresh for parking their big green billboard in front of Alamo square park as some kind of corporate photobomb. You're not cute or clever.

conl
conl

no freshies from google shopping express (milk, eggs, bacon, butter, etc)

Eric Carlson
Eric Carlson

wasnt this in yesterday's feed? folks had to make their comments that they only shop at Rainbow

mrericsir
mrericsir topcommenter

Good Eggs isn't the only local grocery delivery service -- there's also Google Shopping Express and Instacart.

Leeta-Rose Ballester
Leeta-Rose Ballester

As an Amazon addict, I couldn't be more delighted! Can't wait for this in San Jose

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