Amazon Pantry: how to get free food delivered to your door

Amazon Pantry delivery
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Amazon Pantry is still running in the UK, despite the US branch of Amazon's food delivery service closing in late March due to a surge in online food delivery orders. 

Amazon Pantry enables Prime members to shop for low-cost, non-perishable, everyday essentials, including food, beverages, beauty and personal care items. Just fill your basket with at least £15 worth of Amazon Pantry products, and you’re good to go. (If you don't have Prime, you can still order food from Pantry with a free 30-day trial of Prime, which is worth having ahead of Amazon Prime Day this year).

Bear in mind that the selection of stock at Amazon Pantry is currently limited. Like other food delivery services, Amazon Pantry has been affected by an unprecedented demand for goods as more people shop for groceries online, and some categories show five items or less.

However, unlike other online grocery delivery services, you can still at least access Amazon Pantry and browse for items you need. So while you’re unlikely to be able to buy some popular things like pasta for now, you might well find that other household item you’re desperately after.

There is also reports that Amazon is preparing to launch a same-day grocery delivery service soon called 'Ultra Fast Fresh', which would become another free addition to Prime subscribers in the UK. The service will aim to reach 40% of UK households by the end of the year, but that target may be revised due to the continuing impact of coronavirus.

Amazon is clearly making a big push in the online food delivery space, with Amazon's vice president of grocery delivery Stephenie Landry stating, "Grocery delivery is one of the fastest growing businesses at Amazon, and we think this will be one of the most-love Prime benefits."

Amazon Pantry: Get food delivery with a free 30-day trial of Prime

Amazon Pantry: Get food delivery with a free 30-day trial of Prime 
Amazon Pantry is a Prime-exclusive service, so you’ll need a subscription to order food. Prime would normally cost you £7.99 a month or £79.00 for the year, but you can sign up for a free 30-day trial, and cancel before the trial ends with no strings attached. You'll also get access to Prime Video, Amazon Music Unlimited and a slew of other exclusive benefits.

How to get Amazon Pantry free delivery 

Amazon Pantry orders usually include a standard delivery fee of £3.99, but you can get free Amazon Pantry delivery if you purchase four eligible items. These items change regularly, but they're clearly sign-posted on the site and can vary from popular pet supplies to kitchen cupboard staples. Just make sure your order comes to at least £15 - that's the minimum you have to spend to be able to use Pantry.

Amazon Pantry: Get free delivery with any 4 eligible items

Amazon Pantry: Get free delivery with any 4 eligible items
Buy any four qualifying products and you'll get free delivery on your entire Amazon Pantry order. This Amazon Pantry discount is valid on orders over £15 and will be applied at checkout. Offer ends 30 April 2020

How does Amazon Pantry work?

As you’d expect, ordering from Amazon Pantry is super easy. Sign into your Amazon account (remember you’ll need an Amazon Prime subscription), choose the products you’d like from the Pantry Store and add them to your cart. You'll need to spend a minimum of £15.

Your food order will then be delivered straight to your door, and you can shop as often or as little as you like. There’s usually a great selection of Amazon Pantry discounts and exclusive savings to be had, too.

What's the difference between Amazon Pantry and Amazon Fresh?

Perhaps the biggest difference is that Amazon Pantry is widely available across the UK and Channel Islands, while Amazon Fresh is only available in certain locations. Amazon Fresh also requires an additional subscription fee on top of your regular Amazon Prime membership, but boasts a far greater selection of items to choose from, including fresh fruit and vegetables, along with food from Whole Foods Market, Morrisons and Booths. 

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Adam Vjestica

Adam was formerly TRG's Hardware Editor. A law graduate with an exceptional track record in content creation and online engagement, Adam has penned scintillating copy for various technology sites and also established his very own award-nominated video games website. He’s previously worked at Nintendo of Europe as a Content Marketing Editor and once played Halo 5: Guardians for over 51 hours for charity. He is now an editor at The Shortcut.