Report: Amazon closes door on Prime Pantry
Amazon is reportedly discontinuing a service that offered bulk shipments of household and non-perishable pantry goods.
According to Bloomberg, the e-tail giant has ceased offering Prime Pantry. Introduced in 2014, the service offered items such as packaged food and household cleaners, delivered in a large package. In March 2020, Amazon temporarily stopped accepting new orders for Prime Pantry items due to high order volumes caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Products previously sold via Prime Pantry are now being offered as part of Amazon’s regular inventory. Amazon launched Prime Pantry as an exclusive service for members of its Prime paid membership program, but began offering a stand-alone subscription for a $5 monthly fee in 2018.
An Amazon spokesperson confirmed the closure of Prime Pantry in an emailed statement to Bloomberg.
“As part of our commitment to delivering the best possible customer experience, we have decided to transfer Amazon Pantry selection to the main Amazon.com store so customers can get everyday household products faster, without an extra subscription or purchase requirement,” said Amazon.
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