Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s AmazonFresh grocery delivery service was recently put to an actual delivery test by CNBC’s Alexandra Privitera by having the web commerce giant deliver items to her home.
The video which is embedded below comes after Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced last week that AmazonFresh has been rolled out in New York City.
In the video, it can be seen that the fresh produce were delivered in green Amazon delivery packages padded with what looked like Styrofoam and packed in plastic. AmazonFresh lets customers order meats, fresh produce, dairy products and other grocery items. For orders more than $35 worth and made before 10 a.m., the service will have them delivered during the same day or early the next morning.
Nonetheless, it is worthy to note that the service is only available at the Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn at the moment though the service is expected to be expanded to more areas in New York in the future.The service is also only available to Amazon Prime subscribers. However, that will only be for 2014. In 2015, if Prime subscribers want to keep using the Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) service, they would have to pay $299 per year to do so.
The launch of AmazonFresh in New York City marks the first territory that Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has rolled out the service to in the East Coast. The service is also available in pilot areas such as in Seattle and in some areas in California like San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shareholders includes Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management which reported owning about 2.47 million shares in the company by June 30.