Update: This may be old news, but saving money on Amazon never gets old. Here’s our Ultimate Guide to Amazon Pantry so you can get back to saving on non-perishable items.
Remember earlier this year when Amazon temporarily suspended their Prime Pantry program? That was awful.
Don’t worry; there aren’t any plans to do that again, but Amazon IS making some big changes to their popular nonperishable goods and household products program.
Here’s what you need to know:
The $4.99/month unlimited Amazon Pantry membership ends in January.
So, Prime members get free shipping on Pantry orders of $35 or more, and anything under that spend threshold would cost $5.99 per box.
Since 2018, Amazon offered a $4.99/month Prime Pantry membership (on top of the standard Prime membership) that would allow unlimited free shipping for orders of $10 or more.
Amazon has removed that option from the Prime Pantry page, and customers have been told that the membership program will end in January.
Prime Pantry still lets you get free shipping on orders of $35+.
Prime Pantry itself isn’t going anywhere. Although the unlimited delivery membership for orders of $10+ is gone, there’s still free delivery on orders of $35+ for Prime members.
For non-Prime members, or for orders of less than $35, there’s still a $5.99 shipping fee per order.
Thousands of Pantry products are moving to the main Amazon store.
In the past, you’d only be able to get certain items as part of a Pantry order.
According to an email sent to Pantry customers, Amazon is planning to transition thousands of those items into the regular Amazon.com store.
That means you’ll be able to order these items without having to create a Pantry box, taking advantage of Prime 2-day shipping.