Buying food online in Australia through Amazon

Everything you need to know about buying food from Amazon Australia based on countries that already have Amazon

Amazon is a global giant that sells pretty much everything you can imagine, so it shouldn’t be too surprising to learn they even stock groceries. With Amazon’s impending Australian launch, you’re only a matter of months away from being able to restock your cupboards at the click of a button.

We’re on hand to tell you all you need to know about food shopping on Amazon currently, and how the launch will change things for Aussies.


Does Amazon Australia sell food?

At this moment in time, Amazon Australia does not sell food. All will change, however, when this online global giant launches fully in the not too distant future.

How does Amazon sell food around the world?

Amazon has launched a full online supermarket service in some countries. In the US and UK, for instance, customers can purchase all of their grocery necessities through Amazon. However if you’re purchasing groceries online from Australia through Amazon UK or US, the only options at present will be long-life items.

What is AmazonFresh?

AmazonFresh is an online grocery service that is offered to Amazon Prime and Fresh members. It offers these customers a wide selection of meats, dairy and frozen groceries with a same-day or next-day delivery service.

Is food delivery coming to Amazon Australia?

Amazon Australia will indeed offer food delivery services. However, they will be more likely to offer non-perishable items initially and build on their services from there.

What type of food does Amazon currently ship to Australia?

Some non-perishable long-life groceries can be bought online through Amazon UK and US.

When will AmazonFresh launch in Australia?

Amazon Australia, including AmazonFresh, is expected to be fully launched and functioning by the end of 2018.


How much is AmazonFresh delivery in the US?

AmazonFresh is offered exclusively to Prime members for an additional fee of US$14.99/month (AUD$18.67). Delivery rates on orders over US$40 (AUD$49.83) will then be free of charge, however orders below this incur a shipping fee of US$9.99 (AUD$12.44).

Where does AmazonFresh food come from?

AmazonFresh groceries are branded products and so are sourced directly from manufacturers. Amazon also delivers for several independent food retailers that are hand-picked to ensure quality and freshness.

Is AmazonFresh cheaper for grocery shopping?

AmazonFresh set their prices against their biggest competitors to win over consumers. We expect that AmazonFresh prices will be every bit as competitive here in Australia once it’s up and running.

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