Amazon Prime Pantry: 45 Pounds of Groceries Delivered for $6

Jeff Bezos wants to feed you. No, really: Amazon's latest venture is Prime Pantry, a service that allows you to have 45 pounds' worth of household essentials, in everyday sizes, shipped to your door for $6.

The service, first rumored late last year, is available to Prime members and is now live in 48 states across the US. The $6 fee comes on top of your membership, but the products on offer are competitively priced, so for the convenience it's almost certainly worth it.

To use the service, you just add a Prime Pantry item to your Cart. In turn, that starts a Prime Pantry box, which gradually fills as you shop. Based on the size and weight of each item, Amazon tells you how much space you have left of of your 45 pounds (or four cubic feet) or packaging space. In terms of what you can get, Amazon promises that it includes:

  • Coca Cola fridge pack and other soft drinks
  • Smartwater and Arrowhead bottled water
  • Lays potato chips, Pringles and Kettle chips
  • Single boxes of Cheerios, Corn Flakes and Kashi GoLean
  • Pantene shampoo, Dove and Ivory body wash
  • 6-pack of Bounty paper towels and Quilted Northern bath tissue
  • 100oz Tide laundry detergent and other laundry detergents

But there seems plenty more in there, too. Indeed, the selection really means that Amazon is taking on on warehouse store businesses like Costco and Wal-Mart's Sam's Club. 45 pounds of Oreos, anyone? [Amazon Prime Pantry]