We signed ourselves up to be notified when Amazon‘s new grocery-delivery service came to our zip code – haven’t gotten a note that way yet, but the official WSB inbox just yielded this:
My name is Vincent and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m a PM on the Amazon Fresh team. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re part of the Amazon.com family, and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re the Seattle areaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s newest online grocery. We recently launched in July, only delivering to Mercer Island, but weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been expanding our coverage areas and now we just began delivery to West Seattle! I was wondering if your readers would be interested in the following news:
Beginning today, residents living in zip codes 98136, 98126, and 98116 can enjoy our pre-dawn delivery service: Place an order online as late as midnight, and we can deliver next morning as early as 6AM Ã¢â‚¬â€ free.*(minimum $25 order) This even includes Thanksgiving Day!
All you have to do is to browse to AmazonFresh.com and enter the address where youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like to have your deliveries. Visit us and browse our selection of over 20,000 specialty and everyday itemsÃ¢â‚¬â€get your milk, fresh fruit, and much more.
Much as we personally prefer to shop in our local West Seattle grocery stores and will continue to do so, we may place a test order just to report back on what happens. 8:45 PM UPDATE: Well, we tried. But then we hit the explanation of “pre-dawn delivery” – sometime before 6 am, the order is left by your door. Just not comfortable with that; not that we don’t trust our neighbors, but there’s a lot of wildlife around here. They would have had a field day with the turkey. Some interesting pricing in there, though, especially for produce and fresh herbs.