A guide to Amazon Fresh, the online retailer's grocery pickup and delivery service
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  • Amazon Fresh is a grocery pickup and delivery service available to Prime members in major cities in the US and some select cities worldwide.
  • Members receive free two-hour delivery as long as the order meets the local delivery order minimum. 
  • Amazon Fresh is currently invitation-only. If you are in an eligible city, you most likely won’t need to wait long for approval.
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Amazon may have begun as an online bookstore, but the retailer quickly scaled up to sell all manner of housewares, electronics, media, clothing, and more — today, there’s virtually no product category it does not sell. 

What to know about Amazon Fresh

Amazon Fresh is Amazon’s grocery pickup and delivery service, currently available in nearly two dozen US cities and some international locations. Using the Amazon Fresh website or the Amazon mobile app, you can place a grocery order online and have it delivered to your door or visit the store and pick up the completed order. 

In general, most things you can find walking the aisles of a grocery store you can find and order through Amazon Fresh. That includes meats and deli items, fresh fruit and vegetables, canned foods, prepared meals, and more.

The exact inventory of grocery items depends on your area. In addition to offering some items from Whole Foods Market, orders are fulfilled from local Amazon warehouses. 

You can use the Amazon app or website to place Amazon Fresh grocery orders.
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How to get Amazon Fresh

Amazon Fresh is currently available to Prime members in the following cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC. 

To find out if it’s available near you, enter your zip code at the Amazon Fresh website. 

Amazon Fresh is available only to Amazon Prime members, so if you want to give the service a try, you’ll want to sign up. Keep in mind that a standard membership cost of $119 per year — for more information, see our guide to the costs and benefits of Amazon Prime.

How much does Amazon Fresh cost?

Aside from the required Amazon Prime membership, the Amazon Fresh service itself has no ongoing subscription cost. It’s free.

However, depending on the cost of your grocery order, you might need to pay a delivery fee. Orders under $35 have a variable delivery fee of up to $10, while $35 or more are delivered free. Some cities have a higher cap on free delivery; in New York, for example, you need to place orders over $50 to get free delivery. 

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