Amazon Prime Pantry, the e-commerce giant’s early foray into grocery delivery, is dead. The company launched Premium Pantry for housewares, non-perishable foods and snacks in 2014, providing customers with a way to stock up on the heavy items they need for their home that usually don’t get delivered for free. Now it’s gone, closed for good by Amazon on Wednesday.
A spokesperson said Bloomberg that the thousands of products previously available under the Pantry banner have been integrated into Amazon’s main retail site. When Pantry first launched, it allowed Prime members to ship up to 45 pounds of household essentials in a large box for a flat rate of $ 6 on top of their membership. In 2018, the company changed its operation by offering it to buyers as a $ 5 monthly subscription service for unlimited deliveries. Customers who were paying $ 5 a month for it apparently received a notification about its closure in December, along with refunds for their subscription.