Amazon’s newest home delivery service, Prime Now, has raised $4.8 billion, but it hasn’t exactly set off a firestorm of controversy.
The service has been lauded for its efficiency and customer service, but critics have been calling it the “Amazon equivalent of buying your own groceries.”
Now, we’ve learned the truth about how Amazon’s delivery service is really designed to deliver your groceries.
Read moreHere are some of the key takeaways from our investigation:1.
Amazon’s Home Delivery Is Designed To Make You Pay for Your Grocery While It’s Still in the Outbox 2.
You’re not actually paying for your groceries while they’re in the delivery box.3.
Amazon is not paying for the groceries that are delivered to your doorstep.4.
You can pay for your food when you buy it with a credit card.5.
You get to choose your own price for your delivery.6.
The prices that you pay for groceries vary depending on the size of the package and the delivery time, so you’ll pay less than if you paid directly with cash.7.
Amazon charges you the exact amount for your order once it’s in the outbox.8.
You don’t have to pay anything extra for Amazon’s convenience features, like extra fees or additional shipping charges.9.
You pay a flat rate for delivery, not an hourly rate, which is what most other grocery retailers charge.10.
You’ll only pay for food you’ve ordered, so the more you buy, the less you’ll have to spend.11.
Amazon doesn’t require you to give a name and address before you buy.12.
The order doesn’t have a delivery address.13.
Amazon says you don’t pay to bring your groceries home.14.
You might pay extra for extra storage.15.
You may need to leave your car keys at home if you’ve got to pick up the groceries.16.
You will be able to order food from the same warehouse multiple times.17.
If your local grocery store doesn’t carry the delivery, you can order groceries from Amazon directly.18.
You need to make an appointment to pick your groceries up in person.19.
You have to make a $200 deposit, which can be refunded if you don the order.20.
Amazon has a $2 fee per package for the convenience of using a credit or debit card.21.
You must pay $5.95 for the delivery fee.22.
Amazon may not ship items to you until your package has cleared customs.23.
You are responsible for any shipping fees.24.
If you choose to pay the $5 delivery fee and then decide to take out your credit card, you’ll be charged a $5 fee per order.25.
If Amazon doesn and your package arrives damaged, you may be charged for any damage incurred.26.
You also have the option of paying with a $50 cash or debit gift card that Amazon can wire to you at a later date.27.
If the items you order are damaged or are damaged in transit, you are responsible only for any charges that Amazon incurs for damaged or lost merchandise.28.
You won’t be charged shipping or handling charges for damaged items, and you can avoid paying for lost items by ordering from Amazon via AmazonFresh, Amazon Prime Now or other similar delivery services.