Amazon India on Wednesday announced the launch of its Pantry service in Hyderabad, where customers can shop for over 4,000 everyday essentials.
"Using Amazon Pantry, customers can now shop for over 4,000 everyday essentials such as groceries and household products on the website and mobile, fill a virtual box of items and have them conveniently delivered at their doorsteps the following day," a company statement said.
"Amazon Pantry makes it convenient for customers to stock-up for a basket of frequently purchased items while also increasing savings when compared to shopping at supermarkets," it added.
The world's largest online retailer, Amazon brought its premium subscription service - Amazon Prime - to India in July. In India, Prime comes with unlimited one-day and two-day deliveries with no minimum order size, apart from early access to some deals on Amazon, as well as some Prime-members only deals.
Other benefits available to Prime members in the US like Amazon Video and Amazon Music - the shopping giant's video and music streaming services respectively - are not available in the country yet, though Amazon says the former "is coming".
The Amazon Pantry service was launched in the US for Prime customers, and it's interesting that the company has launched the service in India for regular customers. There is a delivery charge of Rs. 20 per box for regular customers, but Amazon Prime customers currently have a promotional offer where they do not need to pay a delivery charge. Each box can hold up to 15kg or 3 cubic feet of products. More information can be found on the company's FAQ page for India.
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BY M. DIVYA SRI