Hey y’all, hope everyone is having a blessed day so far! Yesterday I was inspired to write this blog post after we received a rather large and heavy box in the mail (USPS). Large and heavy as in only JJ could lift it and bring it inside. I am not being paid for this review in any way, I receive nothing other than the opportunity to share information and the traffic it brings to this blog 🙂
Last Thursday Mom decided to give Amazon Prime Pantry a try, after seeing that they carry a lot of things we buy on our weekly grocery list(minus perishable items). Since I can’t access the Prime Pantry–you have to be a Prime member–I personally cannot tell you how the process works when you go to add the items to your “cart” or rather “box” in this case. So today, I’ve asked my Mom to share that with everyone. 🙂
As a curious person, I always like to get as much information as possible, and that’s what drove me to see what Prime Pantry was all about. I got the feeling that the service is relatively new as there are lots of products not listed as yet, and the NEW category was chock full of items. There’s even a place to suggest items you’re looking for. Any product that’s available for inclusion says “Prime Pantry” next to it. Everything is divided into categories, so I didn’t need to sift through endless pages of products to find what we usually shop for. Of course, you can also use the internal search engine for specific items. There’s also a section of items that have coupons that are applied at the time the item is placed in the box. Best of all, you can shop by either the percentage the box is full or by pounds (45 lb. max). And it ships for only $5.99!
It was just a matter of adding items to my “box.” Each time I added an item(s), the pop-up box told me by what percent my box was full. When I got it to 98.4% full, I simply added an additional item from my box to tell me I had reached max capacity. There’s also a sidebar that has suggestions for topping off the box with items that won’t start a new box (which it will do if you go over 100%).
The whole process was fun and easy–even Checkout. Arrival was estimated at 5-7 days, the earliest date being Tuesday, the 9th. Imagine our surprise when it arrived on Monday, the 8th!
As Mom said, our box arrived a day early, kudos on Amazon, and I refrained from opening it without my Mom present. It was her package after all! 😉
(Orange sticker…very important for those with bad backs. Take extra care!)
It felt like Christmas! The box itself is very substantial, double layered for extra sturdiness, and yeah a few dings in the box but that’s typical. All the items inside were not damaged in any way. I swear Amazon must have expert Tetris players working in their packing department. I can’t explain it, so I’ll just show you!
Excellent packing material on top!
The BIG reveal! (Whispers…Tetris)
TA-DA!!!! And there it is, it’s amazing just how much stuff was in that box and the uber cool thing was that they divided the soft packaged items from the canned and boxed items. Very nicely done.
We will most likely be doing this again, perhaps once a month. I think the only downside, which really isn’t a downside but rather a preference, is that it says Prime Pantry on the box. If it just said Amazon that would be enough. Even better, if it didn’t say anything at all. But that is a personal preference, I’m just glad we always have someone here at home who can bring in such packages right as they arrive. I would hate to leave such things outside all day. The fear of someone taking it or leaving it exposed to the elements bothers me. Especially since we had a bad thunderstorm pass through yesterday dumping all kinds of rain. That box would have been soaked through.
Hope this helps someone out there decide to give this a try and build up your food storage.