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Amazon Fresh Store
« on: July 19, 2022, 01:21:08 PM »
Went to the Amazon Fresh store in Oceanside yesterday. (no pics, sorry)

Initial impressions: like the airport stores but bigger.


I don't think it will be disrupting the current supermarket model any time soon.


There was a line to get in because nobody knew what to do (lot's of old people). There was only one employee helping. There is a button in the app that brings up a QR code you need to scan. For people who don't have the app, they have regular checkout lanes. Half the people in queue were there to do amazon returns.


Produce was fully stocked but the rest of the shelves were half-stocked at best. There also didn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the store organization (water was 4 aisles away from soft drinks which was in a different aisle than energy drinks which was also different than juices.)


Prices were WNL.


I didn't find the experience any better than using a stop and shop scanner but they did only open about a week ago. They have a lot of work to do to become a game changer.


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Re: Amazon Fresh Store
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2022, 11:07:17 PM »
Where is this?

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Re: Amazon Fresh Store
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2022, 12:44:00 PM »
Where is this?
Oceanside on Long Island.

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Re: Amazon Fresh Store
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2022, 10:00:05 PM »
The app provides a scannable code to enter (and exit) the store. Right underneath the code, you can check off to use your Amazon gift card balance, but then you can't actually use your gift card balance, as indicated by the sentence right below the checkbox. This built in contradiction indicates the app needs some work.

The help pages indicate that if you use the checkout lanes (instead of just walking out), you can pay with an Amazon gift card (but not a gift card balance that is already in the Amazon account). It does not clarify what happens if the value of the gift card you pay with at checkout exceeds the amount of the purchase.
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Re: Amazon Fresh Store
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2023, 05:52:37 AM »
I got chametz Streits matzo for 78 per box. I think I bought two of the three remaining boxes.
Green grapes were about the same price as Costco for 3 lbs.