prime now delivery slots

In this article, we will discuss the Prime Now Delivery Slots. Including prime now delivery times. We looked at branded products for ease of comparison – when one wasn’t available (for example garlic baguettes), we looked at the cheapest like-for-like product available.

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prime now delivery slots

In the cities of New York, London and Paris, residents have long enjoyed the convenience of home delivery from pharmacies, groceries and even pet stores. Prime Now takes easy, local delivery to the next level. Exclusive to Prime members, Prime Now is available in over 50 cities globally and can help you in a pinch — from a last-minute dinner-party disaster to an emergency diaper situation, and … what was that? You forgot to buy headphones for your cross-country flight tomorrow? Keep calm and order from Prime Now.

What exactly is Prime Now? Prime Now brings tens of thousands of products to your home with 1-hour delivery and FREE 2-hour delivery depending on your needs. Try getting your last-minute items and other household goods like cotton balls, fresh produce and razors.

How can I get started? It’s so easy. Just download the Prime Now app to your device of choice, or shop from primenow.com. You can search from tens of thousands of items, choose your delivery time slot, check out and then track the progress of your order. You’ll receive order updates via text and get notified when your delivery is minutes away. To find out if your city is on the list, check your ZIP code on the site.

Can I get groceries with Prime Now? Yes! Many do. You can find grocery items like produce, chips, soda and other snacks, as well as a pretty large assortment of Whole Foods Market’s 365 Everyday Value products. We’ve also recently started delivering from select Whole Foods Markets and other stores.

What are some good reasons to use Prime Now? New parents love Prime Now. You’re not going to get something delivered at 2 a.m., but we do deliver from morning until evening. When you need infant thermometers, teething medicine or diapers, get it fast with just your phone.

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Twelve guests coming at 6:00 p.m.? And you need a roasting pan because your leg of lamb is too big for the makeshift pan you usually use? Plus some wine (in select cities) to get you through dinner prep? No problem, we’ll be there with what you need, with ultra-fast delivery.

How the comparison was calculated for prime now delivery slots

excluded Aldi & Lidl due to their limited online shopping services.

We looked at branded products for ease of comparison – when one wasn’t available (for example garlic baguettes), we looked at the cheapest like-for-like product available.

In some cases where the specific product was not available, we used a similar branded product or, in the case of Heinz beans (for Tesco), added up the value of four individual cans. It’s not precise, but it does provide a rough idea.

Prices were accurate as of 30/07/2020.

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Cheapest online supermarket
When we compared the prices of everything on our list, Amazon Fresh was the cheapest at £52.67 while Waitrose was by far the most expensive at £67.80.

This looks solely at the cost of items and excludes any delivery costs to give you an idea of the value for money on offer at each shop.

Amazon Fresh

Asda

Morrisons

Sainsbury’s

Tesco

Waitrose

£52.67

£57.17

£60.64

£59.00

£63.10

£67.80

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What about delivery costs?


If you’ve ever done an online shop you’ll know delivery costs vary wildly depending on when you want delivery and also how you want to pay (for example one-off or an unlimited monthly subscription).

As a result, we’ve included two delivery costs below: the first is the absolute minimum you could pay provided you’re willing to jump through hoops and meet all the small print requirements.

The second is the absolute maximum you could conceivably be charged for a delivery (in most cases this involves signing up for a monthly service and only getting a single delivery).

Amazon Fresh

Asda

Morrisons

Sainsbury’s

Tesco

Waitrose

£0*/£14.98

£1/£5.50*

£1.70/£8

50p-£7**

£1-£7.99*

N/A

*An additional charge will apply on orders under £40

**You’ll get charged £7 for standard delivery for orders under £40. It’s worth noting you could also get charged up to £7 for delivery for orders over £40.

After Amazon, Sainsbury’s offers the cheapest one-off delivery slot.

While Waitrose does offer ‘free’ delivery, you have to spend a minimum of £60 to place an order, so there’s an important caveat there.

As we’ve already covered earlier, Amazon’s free delivery is only available on orders over £40 and only available to Prime customers, so there’s also fine print to be aware of there.

If you aren’t an Amazon customer, don’t qualify for the free one-month subscription and want a one-hour delivery slot charge (you’re charged £4 for one-hour slots), Amazon Fresh is actually by far the most expensive in a worst-case scenario.

Of course, you can avoid additional fees by making an order above £40 and getting a two-hour slot, but we wanted to stress the highest amount you could possibly be charged.

It’s worth pointing out you could save with any of the above supermarkets by buying a six-month or even an annual delivery pass (or Amazon Prime membership).

Online deliveries during the pandemic
If you’re a regular online shopper, you’ll no doubt be aware how difficult it is to book a slot online these days. Excess demand and staff shortages have made this an extremely unusual time.

For example, the type of delivery pass on offer varies and some supermarkets have even temporarily suspended the sale of these passes due to high demand.

Asda and Sainsbury’s don’t sell delivery passes at the time of writing, while Tesco is restricting how many it is selling.

It’s also worth flagging that delivery prices can vary hugely. If you got a delivery on Monday to Wednesday, it would usually be cheaper than a weekend slot.

That said, most of the price comparisons we’ve made hold up to scrutiny.

The table below shows the total bill when we added the minimum and maximum delivery charges we could find to the overall food bill of each grocer.

Your actual experience will almost certainly sit somewhere in between.

Amazon Fresh

Asda

Morrisons

Sainsbury’s

Tesco

Waitrose

£52.67/£67.65

£58.17/£62.67

£62.34/£68.64

£59.50/£66

£64.10/£71.09

£67.80

In this scenario, Amazon Fresh is still the cheapest if you don’t factor in the subscription fee and don’t want a one-hour order. So, for example if you are a Prime customer or apply for a free 30-day trial and opt for a two-hour slot, you won’t pay this fee.

But if you do factor in the subscription fee and opt for a one-hour delivery slot instead of a two-hour one, it can actually be one of the most expensive grocers.

It’s slightly cheaper than Waitrose (which offers free delivery over £60) and Tesco – if you have a monthly delivery pass. With the latter, you can pick a cheap delivery slot to cut costs.

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Is Amazon Fresh worth it?


If you tend to buy branded products and already have an Amazon Prime membership, it’s certainly worth considering although the service is currently only limited to London and the South East, according to reports.

But if you want a one-hour delivery slot or if your order is under £40, you will be hit with high one-off fees that could quickly push the price of your weekly shop up.

It’s also worth flagging that during our research, there were no multibuy deals available (although there could be deals available on other products).

While this may not be a deal breaker for most people, if you’re feeding a large family, these deals could be helpful.

It’s also worth considering whether you’re happy with your current supermarket – do you have a reliable service and if you have a delivery pass, are you getting good value for money?

If you’re struggling to get hold of a delivery slot, Amazon Fresh may be able to help although it is receiving high demand at the time of writing.

Interested in seeing how we calculated the food bill? Check out the below for a more detailed comparison.

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How did we calculate the food bill?


We created a typical weekly shop that includes many essentials such as bread, eggs and milk and split it into fresh produce, cupboard/household goods and frozen food.

If a price is marked with an asterisk, a similar product has been used as the original item was unavailable.

While Amazon Fresh was the cheapest according to our analysis, you will find some multibuy deals elsewhere, which are marked in italics.

Unfortunately, the pandemic has led to a crackdown on multibuy deals, so there are less than we expected.

Below shows the individual breakdown for the products at each grocer.

Fresh produce

Item

Amazon Fresh

Asda

Morrisons

Sainsbury’s

Tesco

Waitrose

Warburtons bread (800g)

£1.05

£1.05

£1.05

£1.10

£1.05

£1.05*

Cathedral City cheese (350g)

£2.50

£2.59

£2.50

£2.50

£3.50

£3.50

Cravendale milk (2l)

£1.85

£1.85

£1.85

£1.90

£1.85

£1.89

Anchor butter (250g)

£1.95

£2.00

£2.00

£2.00

£1.95

£2.20*

The Happy Egg Co eggs (six pack)

£1.65

£1.65

£1.50

£1.75

£1.65

£2.00

Brown onions (three pack)

£0.95

£0.70

£1.35

£0.95

£0.85

£1.25

Tropicana orange juice (950ml)

£1.50

£2.48

£2.75

£2.45

£2.48

£1.70

Chicken breasts (400g-500g)

£3.04

£3.75

£3.50

£2.85

£3.00

£3.50

Heck pork sausages (six pack)

£2.50

£2.98

£2.50

£3.00

£2.50

£3.15

Bananas (five pack)

£0.80

£1.00

£0.69

£0.80

£0.69

£1.00

Total:

£17.79

£20.05

£19.69

£19.30

£19.52

£21.24

*Item not available, closest comparative product

Cupboard/household goods

Item

Amazon Fresh

Asda

Morrisons

Sainsbury’s

Tesco

Waitrose

Tilda basmati rice (500g)

£2.65

£2.89

£2.90

£2.65

£2.65

£2.75

Napolina fusilli (500g)

£1.00

£1.00

£1.00

£1.30

£1.28

£1.16*

McVitie’s Digestives (400g)

£1.19

£1.19

£1.00

£1.20

£1.19

£1.19

Walkers crisps (six pack)

£1.25

£1.50

£1.50

£1.25

£1.25

£1.50

Napolina tomatoes (four pack)

£2.00

£2.00

£3.50

£2.00

£2.00

£3.55*

Heinz Beanz (four pack)

£2.50

£2.50

£2.50

£2.50

£3.40*

£2.50

Napolina chickpeas (400g)

£0.85

£0.65

£0.90

£0.90

£0.85

£0.90

Andrex toilet roll (four pack)

£2.00

£2.00

£2.00

£2.50

£2.50

£2.00

Radox handwash (250g) **

£0.85

£0.85

£1.00

£1.00

£1.00

£1.99

PG Tips (40 tea bags)

£1.35

£1.50

£1.40

£1.35

£1.40

£1.40

Nescafe Azera coffee (100g)

£3.00

£3.00

£5.50

£4.60

£5.49

£5.49

Billington’s demerara sugar (500g)

£1.50

£1.81*

£1.70

£1.50

£1.50

£1.55

Colgate toothpaste (75ml)

£0.79

£0.80

£1.00

£0.80

£0.79

£0.80

Quaker porridge oats (500g)

£1.00

£1.00

£1.00

£1.75 (1kg)

£2.00 (1kg)

£2.00

Blue Dragon noodles (300g)

£1.45

£1.50

£1.40

£1.45

£1.50

£1.79*

Total:

£23.38

£24.19

£28.30

£26.75

£28.80

£30.57

*Item not available, closest comparative product

**Type of Radox handwash varies due to availability, cheapest selected

Frozen food

Item

Amazon Fresh

Asda

Morrisons

Sainsbury’s

Tesco

Waitrose

Birds Eye cod fillets (four pack)

£3.50

£3.50

£3.50

£3.50

£4.80

£4.50*

McCain French fries (900g)

£2.00

£2.39

£1.50

£2.15

£2.00

£2.39

Carte D’Or vanilla ice cream (1l)

£2.50

£3.50

£3.50

£2.50

£3.50

£3.50

Birds Eye garden peas (375g)

£1.00

£1.29

£1.00

£1.30

£1.30

£1.30

Dr. Oetker mozzarella pizza (335g)

£1.50

£1.50

£2.50

£2.50

£2.50

£2.60

Garlic baguettes (two pack)

£1.00

£0.75

£0.65

£1.00

£0.68

£1.70

Total:

£11.50

£12.93

£12.65

£12.95

£14.78

£15.99

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