Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Grocery shopping on Amazon

Amazon is now selling groceries... how cool is that? I went up and ordered a ton of stuff -- the prices are great. It's a bulk-sale concept --most of the items come in four-packs, six-packs, twelve-packs, etc. But what's nice is that instead of humongous packages (like Sam's Club and Costco), the packages are smaller size, which is easier to store, take to work, picnic, etc.

In addition, since I signed up for Amazon Prime, all two-day shipping is free. (See my earlier post on Amazon Prime.)

I returned the next day to find that they also have a personalized "shopping list." One of the reasons this online venture is so exciting to is that I was thinking about it in the early 90's... even prior to the Webvan debacle. With Amazon joining in a sensible, sustainable, usable way, online grocery shopping may be about to hit its prime.

Amazon Grocery beta:

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