Amazon Pantry delivery fees are to change in the near future with the base cost increasing by £1 to £3.99 but fees for additional boxes will be ended.
Amazon Pantry is a service for Prime members enabling them to order house hold staples and have heavy and bulky items delivered to home. Previously the delivery fee was £2.99 for the first box and 99p for each additional box ordered. Amazon will soon change the delivery cost to a flat £3.99 fee and eliminate the 99p fee for each additional box.
In truth the 99p fee was arbitrary as often items would be delivered in more boxes than the consumer paid for. Some heavy large goods were effectively pre-boxed or shipped in the manufacturers packaging and so were shipped separately anyway, although they’d be delivered at the same time as the rest of the customer’s purchases.
At the same time Amazon are continuing their promotion where if you buy four qualifying items that the £3.99 delivery fee would be waived. They are also imposing a minimum order value of £15 along with a new £4.00 discount if the total Amazon Pantry order comes to more than £90.
These changes appear to encourage customers to place larger orders which will in turn lower the cost to Amazon Logistics. You’ll pay £1 more for the first box but the fee may still be waived if you buy qualifying items and additional boxes will be delivered for free.
Amazon Pantry Fee Changes
Simplified delivery fee structure
You can now order as much as you like for a flat £3.99 delivery fee, and can continue to benefit from the free delivery programme.
Amazon have introduced a £4 discount for customers who spend £90 or more in an Amazon Pantry order.
Minimum order value
A minimum order value of £15 will apply to all orders.
Amazon say the fee changes will come into effect in the ‘coming weeks’ but haven’t yet specified an exact date.