Amazon takes over the retail world!

Last Update: Apr 27, 2014

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That does not sound like breaking news, I know, but here is the latest that was released to the press just 2 days ago: Amazon is introducing it's grocery service in the U.S..

Just when you thought Amazon was already selling every item known to man, here it comes going after grocery stores and discounters like Walmart. Not to mention local businesses. Watch out moms & pops, you thought Walmart had taken over, here is the newest money hungry machine to court your customers; Amazon.

Called ''Prime Pantry'' and available to Prime members only, this online service does actually sound pretty convenient. Flat shipping rate of 5.99$ for a 45 pound box of groceries. Not unlike Costco clubs, there is an annual Prime membership of 99$.

Now it's the weekend, you might not want to go out for groceries, look around for parking and wait in line, would you use this service? Do you think this is where grocery shopping is heading, online? Or are you fed up of the Amazon retail world takeover!?

Hum...I wonder if affiliates get commissions off of grocery items? Lol.

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In a home where both parents work, it sure sounds good to have everything delivered!
In a "real world" sense, it is very sad to see all the mom and pop stores going away.

Well said, I have mixed feelings too. For now, the temptation is not there since this service is not available in Canada. I will remain loyal to my local grocer! :)

This is going to stir up the retail pot over there in the states.

Absolutely, I remember the Walmart take over, not pretty. This Amazon move will definitely bring up a few heated arguments.

I think the big winner out of this move will be the ad companies.

Good point! :) I hadn't thought about that.

They're a behemoth all right G, they ignore us in Australia pretty much - I can't even buy a book from them. We must be too small a market to bother with - though, I'm sure they'll make it Downunder eventually.

Oh, I'm surprised, I did not know they snubbed Australia. I'm with you on this prediction though, I smell a world takeover sooner or later. Enjoy the simplicity of local shopping before Amazon hits the waves on your side of the world!

Its much easier & quicker to go to the store or Wally-World here in Alaska. The USPS has slowed deliveries down because they're budgets are running low. We are the 49th state in the US & you think they could give us the same service as all the rest. As you can tell, I won't be purchasing groceries from Amazon.

Yeah, that was clear, lol! :) I'm thinking you also have to plan ahead or only buy staples. I live 5 minutes from the store, so I can't say I'd use it either.

I have worked for Amazon.com before, in Washington. If you live in Seattle they have a service called Amazon Fresh, you can have your groceries delivered even down to fresh baked bread from local gourmet bakeries! Just imagine if they were to expand on that service, Amazon would truly rule the world! I love amazon

Wow, that's even better, fresh baked bread, humm! One lazy and hungry customer at a time, they are taking over. ;)

Is this service seeing some growth?

Wow, just Wow. This would be wonderful if only it were in Australia! LOL

I don't have access to this service either, but thinking if it's an incredible success, who knows they could branch out and have warehouses in different countries!

Thanks so much for this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Interesting! What will our lives be like within the next decade????

I'm thinking glued to screens! ;p Yikes!

Hi Genevieve, I'm afraid you must add 'getting obese with our face glued to screens! Double yikes!!

Lol! Oh noooo, I'm getting off this chair right now, away from the screen. Best start working out. ;)

yeaaahh, meee twooo..
but hey, look for the silver line, it means more affiliate links available for us the IMers, right? Plus we help the glue factory keep their employees since we need more glue? he.he.he..

Just another affiliate opportunity 8)

I haven't found any affiliate info yet, but it'll probably come, they will need all the marketing they can get. Hopefully it'll be of interest $.

Wowee, move over Walmart. The sprawling giant is coming to YOUR town. Will be interesting to see where this goes...and if they'll be doing any blowout sales to get it going. If you get more info on this, please post it.

Thanks for posting....good to keep up with real stuff going on outside of this computer.

Suz

Thanks for the read! I am curious, I'll keep posted on this, it's an interesting window to the future of retail. Haha, it's outside, yet still online! ;)

Well, thanks for the response....yes, this will be interesting to watch it all unfold. Back to the tiny dungeon with the small window of light....lol

Suz

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