By: Nick Gambino

Grocery shopping just got a heck of a lot easier. The AmazonFresh service has just added an option called AmazonFresh Pickup where you can order your groceries and have them delivered right to your car in designated locations.

This is obviously all part of a widespread conspiracy for Amazon to achieve absolute global domination.

I’d love to get in a time machine and head into the future to see what an Amazon-dominated world would look like. I’m seeing Amazon hair salons, Amazon restaurants and even Amazon gyms where the equipment works out for you.

The video explaining the new AmazonFresh Pickup service makes it look really easy. You simply place your order at least 15 minutes ahead of time. When you’re ready, pull into a parking spot in the designated AmazonFresh Pickup location.

An Amazon rep/employee/service agent/person will handpick the items from your shopping list, bag them and will deliver them right to your car. No need to get out of your vehicle and no need to stress about last-minute items.

There is no minimum on orders allowing you to pick up as little as a Snickers bar if you’re hungry and can’t wait. Well, as long as that’s included on their list of available items which minimally includes meats, produce, dairy, bread and household essentials.

The new pickup service will be available to any Prime members without the need for an additional account unlike the AmazonFresh delivery service which requires an additional subscription of $15 a month. Though it looks like to receive your items in as little as 15 minutes would require an AmazonFresh account. Otherwise you’d have to wait a bit longer.

Now unfortunately the new pickup service is only currently available in beta form to Amazon employees in Seattle. I know I got you all psyched up and then I dropped the hammer, I’m sorry. But there is an upside. The e-commerce giant does intend to roll out this service to Prime members in the near future.

They obviously will have to add more AmazonFresh Pickup locations and iron out any bugs so it goes off without a hitch when it rolls out (hopefully) in the coming months.

What are your thoughts on the new AmazonFresh Pickup service? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!


Nick Gambino is a regular script writer and tech beat reporter for NewsWatch. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and daughter.