Amazon Prime Now | Very First Experience + Review
My MINI is in the shop yet again and I'm stuck without a car much longer than usual. It's been almost a whole week since I had to get it towed and while I am happy that I've been able to get loads of work done, I'm beginning to run a little low on things to eat and drink. Thank God I'll be picking it up in the morning, but I definitely have to eat until then.
At first, I was just going to order a pizza...but then I decided to check out Amazon Prime Now. I've wanted to try the service before, but at the time it wasn't available in my area -- now it was! I was super excited and started filling my basket with the items I really needed and wanted. This wasn't a huge order by any means. Simply to hold me over until tomorrow.
I think I placed my order a little after 11AM for delivery between 2-4PM and I was able to track my driver on a little updating map which I loved. Just when I checked the map at around 3PM, I noticed that the marker was right at my address. A few seconds later... *knock knock knock*
He handed me two brown bags with the Prime Now logo and was on his way to his next destination. Some of the other delivery services I've tried require a signature and I wish this was the case with Amazon Prime Now. Really, anyone could open their door and accept my groceries especially if the driver went to the wrong apartment number.
Anyway, I pulled my items out of the bags to make sure everything arrived. I restocked on my Simply Lemonade, Apple, and Orange juices which I was very happy about! Plus, most of the pricing was competitive with local stores as well.
If you're picky about your fruits and vegetables, I probably wouldn't recommend letting someone else pick them out for you. I'm not sure how well Amazon checks when fulfilling fruit/veggie orders, but this container of blueberries is not exactly what I would personally reach for in the grocery store. I can pick through them, but will definitely pick out my own blueberries in the future unless I'm desperate.
All in all, Amazon Prime Now was very convenient for me while I was inconvenienced with my car trouble. However, I do hope that other stores are added for my area. I noticed that some areas are able to order products from stores like Sprouts. I would love that in the future.
I'll certainly be trying the service out again with groceries and other Prime Now eligible items soon!