Starting February 28th, Amazon Fresh will start charging a fee for all grocery orders under $150.
Prime members are charged $3.95 on grocery orders between $100 and $150 and $6.95 on $50 to $100.
Members will be charged $9.95 for orders under $50.
The new service charges are said to keep prices low online and in stores.
In an email to customers, Amazon said, “Service fees help keep prices low at online and physical grocery stores.”
The company will continue to offer customers a two-hour delivery window, but may see discounted prices for those with a six-hour window.
The US Sun has reached out to Amazon for comment.
Amazon customers have not been kind to the new rates.
Users of the service have taken to social media to express their anger.
1 Twitter user I have written: “I don’t think I’m using @AmazonFresh anymore. As a human being, there’s no way I’m spending more than $150 on every grocery order.”
“What’s the point in me paying for a Prime membership if you keep taking away perks? Clearly Amazon needs more money,” she added.
another user tweeted: “I’ve been getting my groceries delivered via #AmazonFresh for the past two years, and now they’re about to start charging a service fee for orders under $150. No, I’ll pass. ”
others platform Ask what the monthly money will be used for.
“So Amazon sent me an email saying Amazon Fresh is no longer free for Prime members. Why should I pay $140 a year for Prime when the main benefit should be free shipping? ??”
What is Amazon Prime?
Prime is a subscription service that provides access to a large number of products and services.
This includes 1- or 2-day delivery of merchandise, streaming music, videos, e-books, games, and grocery services.
How much is Amazon Prime?
Amazon is one of the world’s largest retailers, giving customers the option to participate in subscription services, offering many benefits to its users.
The subscription service costs $139 per year for an annual Prime member or $14.99 per month.
If you have a Prime Student account, the price is $69/year or $7.49/month.
- fast shipping and delivery
- Video, music, game streaming + other digital services
- food delivery
Expedited shipping and delivery – Faster shipping options such as free 2-day, 1-day, or same-day delivery and 2-hour grocery delivery.
Video, Music, Game Streaming + Other Digital Services – Access to digital services, Prime Video, Amazon Music, Prime Gaming, Amazon Photos, Prime Video Channels discounts, Amazon Music Unlimited, Amazon Kids+.
Shopping – Deals at Whole Foods Market, early access to Lightning Deals, try before you buy, free shipping with Woot.
Food Delivery – 1 Year Free Membership to Grubhub+ for Prime Members, Exclusive Discounts, Donation Matching.
Reading – Access to books with Prime Reading and audible narration via Kindle, Audible, and Amazon First Read.
More Discounts – Free 2-day and next-day shipping with shopbop, free express shipping from Zappos, access to big savings as part of Prime Day.
Other grocery services
For those considering switching, check out Walmart+ or Instacart.
Walmart+ is a competing subscription service that the company introduced in 2020.
This service offers free shipping, free shipping with no minimum order, and fuel savings.
Shoppers can sign up for one of two plans: a $12.95 monthly plan or a $98 annual plan.
Customers get early access to online deals, plus all the other time-saving perks membership offers.
Instacart is a delivery service with no membership fee.
However, if you want the optional Instacart+ membership, you’ll get $0 shipping on all orders over $35, as well as lower service fees.
Shipping without membership starts at $3.99 for same day orders over $35.
Rates vary for hourly deliveries, club store deliveries, and deliveries under $35.
One shopper found a $37 bean bag chair for just $9 at Walmart’s Secret Clearance.
Plus, Walmart’s Bath & Body Works look-alikes are about the same, but much cheaper.