Amazon Fresh Store: Amazon India launches Amazon Fresh store with 2-hour delivery
Amazon Fresh Store: Amazon has brought its online grocery store – Amazon Fresh – to India, which will deliver fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy and meat items and other packaged food items to customers in two hours flat. The move comes at a time when competition in the online food and grocery space is heating up with rival Walmart-backed Flipkart also eyeing a space in the market.
Amazon India has launched Amazon Fresh store, a 2-hour grocery delivery of daily essentials on Amazon.in for select pin-codes in Bengaluru.
“With Amazon Fresh, customers can experience the convenience and speed of ordering daily essentials on Amazon.in. Now, customers can order the freshest fruits and vegetables as well as everyday grocery and get it within 2 hours,” said Siddharth Nambiar, director of category management at Amazon India.
Amazon Fresh Store: Key Points
- Through Amazon Fresh customers can pick a 2-hour delivery slot that is convenient to them.
- The program is powered by Prime Now from 6 am to midnight on Amazon.in.
The service that is starting in Bengaluru on 23 August will soon be rolled out to customers in other cities. Amazon Fresh lets customers place orders across a selection of over 5000 fruits & vegetables, dairy, meat, ice-creams, and dry groceries like staples, packaged food, personal care, and home care.
Through Amazon Fresh store customers can pick a 2-hour delivery slot that is convenient to them. The program is powered by Prime Now from 6 am to midnight on Amazon.in.
Flipkart is looking to leverage parent Walmart’s expertise in this space globally to grow its share in the market, but no big moves have been made yet. Amazon, on the other hand, has been seen as making moves aggressively, launching its own private labels for staples and other FMCG goods as well.
Through the Amazon Fresh store on Amazon.in, Prime members will get exclusive access to the fastest 2-hour delivery slots for Rs 49. All customers get convenient 2-hour delivery slots from 6 AM to midnight with free delivery for orders above Rs 600. Orders below Rs 600 will be charged a delivery fee of Rs 29.
These ultrafast deliveries are powered by Amazon’s Prime Now service which was earlier available only on the separate Prime Now app. The Prime Now app will continue to serve customers in Delhi/NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad.
With the launch of Fresh, Amazon is looking to open up the service to its entire userbase in the cities where it is launching. The company is said to have over the last year put in place the supply chain that is required to do hyperlocal deliveries and also for storage of perishable items.