Everything you need to know about Amazon Australia’s new Subscribe and Save service
Find out how you can get repeat deliveries of your staple household products for less.
In a bid to further compete with physical storefronts, Amazon has just announced a Subscribe and Save service which will see shoppers receive repeat deliveries on products they buy on a regular basis at a discount of 10%.
The initiative is already up and running on the Amazon Australia site, meaning that you can log on now and trial it for yourself. All you have to do is visit the Subscribe and Save page to browse thousands of eligible items. On each product page you can then choose your desired frequency of delivery (ranging from one to six months) and click to subscribe.
After the initial order, customers will receive free delivery on each scheduled shipment and will also benefit from an ongoing 10% discount. The option to meet a minimum spend or pay a fee to have your items delivered sooner is also on offer, as is an option to skip deliveries when you're on holidays or otherwise not in need of a delivery.
Unlike other services, Subscribe and Save has no subscription fee and can be cancelled at any time. The service is available for thousands of household essentials including pantry food and drink, nappies, pet supplies, vitamins, laundry products, dishwasher tablets and beauty products.
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In a release, Country Manager of Amazon Australia, Matt Furlong said, "Time and money are two of our most precious commodities and 'Subscribe and Save' gives Amazon customers a simple way to save on both."
"There is nothing worse than running out of your favourite coffee, washing powder, nappies for your newborn, dog food, or toothpaste, and 'Subscribe and Save' will help make this a thing of the past."
Amazon admits that product pricing may fluctuate between deliveries, but states that subscribers will always receive a 10% discount when their Subscribe and Save order is ready for shipping.
The Subscribe and Save initiative is the latest attempt by an online platform to move more customers online. Last month eBay announced that it was joining forces with Coles to offer customers $49 off their first Coles on eBay shop when they spend over $99, as well as 5% off any additional shop.