My First PrimeNOW Experience
Do you remember when Amazon sold ONLY books? I do. Today, I’m using it for grocery shopping with its new addition, PrimeNOW!
As a Prime member, I was recently notified that my city now offers PrimeNOW, so I decided to take the leap and give it a shot. Here’s a few things I noticed as a first-time user:
Everyone shops differently. As a 27 year old, male, web developer, my shopping habits are simple. I aim for cheap, generic name brand items and my wallet is happy, even if my taste buds aren’t. There’s obviously no generic brand items, but I have a feeling Amazon will release an equivalent to Great Value (Wal-Mart) sooner rather than later.
If you’re a fan of brand name items, then this will be amazing. I shopped for a while until I ended up with laundry detergent, dish detergent, and a Chobani.
The prices were normal, but I have spent less on similar items.
After the Purchase
Once the checkout was completed, I was redirected to a map with two pinpoints which one represents your home while the other is your courier. This is what sold me on PrimeNOW. It’s not a static map of the Amazon warehouses, but a continuously updated map that show the transit of your items. If you click on the pinpoint that represent your courier, you’ll see the name of the driver which I think is a nice personal touch. Moments later, I also received a text when my order was near. In this case, I got the text at 12:26 PM which falls between the estimated arrival time.
Yes, I was waiting for this package like Scott Pilgrim (see above). I never thought I’d be excited for detergents and a Chobani yogurt.
The moment finally arrived and Julian, the courier, knocked on my door. The one thing I noticed was the lack of uniform. I don’t know why but I expected to see a cool Amazon uniform. The other thing I quick noticed were the bags. The item were packaged carefully and neat. This may sound irrelevant but the bags are really good quality.
All in all, I will use this service again. I truly dislike going into the supermarket so if all I have to do is pay a tip to the driver to get the same items, then sign me up as a life-time consumer.
Make sure to visit or sign up for Amazon Prime and check out PrimeNow.