The world has made its presence on the internet. And now the digitized world has so much to offer its customers. In a way, digital technologies have been deeply integrated into our private, day-to-day lives. It has also helped mankind with new technological inventions. The e-markets provide the customers with so many options. You can buy anything while sitting on your sofa with a coffee in your hand. And all it costs you is time, and the internet, and that’s it! With the internet facilities, everything you crave is just a click away. In the field of e-commerce, we have heard many names. But one name that surpassed them all is amazon, not the rainforest, rather amazon.com, inc. See Amazon Fresh Vs Amazon Prime.
What Is Amazon?
Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994 in Washington. Initially, it started off as an e-marketplace for only books, however, with time it expanded. Now, in 2021, it is a multinational technology company with its focus on “e-commerce, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence”.
In fact, Amazon has come such a long way that it is one of the “big fives” companies in the United States. These include the big companies from the IT industry such as Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook.
Services By Amazon
It will be interesting to know that Amazon provides a number of products and services to its customers. These range from film streaming platforms to a platform where the customers can browse or read through e-book and newspapers.
Among these services are Amazon Prime and Amazon Fresh. Even though both of them include delivery services, they still have their differences.
What Is Amazon Prime?
Amazon Prime is a membership service provided by Amazon.com. It provides the customers with “free two-day shipping”. It also includes membership to and services like Amazon Video, Prime Music, etc.
Initially, Amazon Prime used to provide fast deliveries of groceries through “amazon now” but recently, in May 2021, the company announced that it is shutting the amazon now services. And now the customers can directly order from the Amazon app with an Amazon subscription.
Using prime the customers can order groceries from local retailers in their area and get them delivered to them. Moreover, in some areas, along with grocery deliveries, grocery pickups are also available.
In addition, along with the groceries, amazon prime offers a wide category of products such as toys, electronics, etc.
What Is Amazon Fresh?
Amazon fresh is one of the subsidiaries or branches of Amazon.com. It is available in many major cities in the United States and has its base in many other international cities as well such as Japan, India, Singapore, Berlin.
The main focus of Amazon Fresh is grocery delivery at the doorsteps of the customers. The services/products provided by amazon fresh range from perishable items to day-to-day essentials.
Although to make use of the benefits from amazon fresh, you will need an amazon prime membership.
Using amazon fresh the customers can also choose whether they wish to have an attended delivery, doorstep delivery, or pickup order.
Amazon Fresh Vs Amazon Prime
There are hardly any “noticeable” differences between the two services provided by Amazon. However, there are some minor differences between the two that make a difference.
The time required for delivery varies on both platforms.
With Amazon Fresh, the delivery can be reached in the next few hours. For instance, if you order in the morning, you might get it in the evening, and if you order in the evening, you might receive your order on the morning of the next day. However, Amazon Prime offers fast delivery such as within the same day, sometimes within an hour of placing the order.
When it comes to only grocery shopping, even though Prime offers fast delivery, the options it provides are limited. On the other hand, amazon fresh has a wide range of options for customers in grocery. However, it varies from region to region
Nonetheless, unlike amazon fresh, prime offers the customers other essentials like electronics and clothes, and so on.
Amazon fresh asks for a minimum order of at least $35 to $50 (depending on the region). If any customer orders less than that, an extra delivery fee of $9.99 is charged.
In amazon prime, the minimum amount of the order is $35. And an order worth less than that costs an extra $4.99 delivery fee.
Interestingly the data on the availability comes across as fascinating.
The amazon fresh services are offered in at least two thousand cities, across the United States alone, while the Prime services are provided in only major 75 cities in the same.
When it comes to global cities, amazon fresh is only available at a few places, while Prime is offered in at least 15 cities located worldwide.
To sum up, there is not much difference between amazon fresh and amazon prime. However, little things make them distinct.
The options at amazon fresh work well for only grocery shopping, however, not when it comes to other essentials like electronics, furniture. However, when it comes to delivery time, if you are in a hurry, you might want to go with amazon prime and settle with amazon fresh only when you have time on your plate. In addition, since amazon fresh is hugely available throughout the US, it is much more convenient than Prime when it comes to availability, considering how the minimum amount of orders is the same for the two.