As mad as it may seem, Amazon(.com) has come a long way from its origins of hard- and paper back books. For a long time it's sold electronics, watches, healthcare items, later expanding into home and garden products, and even jewellery and clothing.
I received an interesting email from Amazon Associates this morning, though... And when I clicked through from the email, I was greeted with this:
- We offer more than 22,000 non-perishable grocery items--and [their] selection is growing every day
- We can ship all products for free, via Super Saver Shipping, Amazon Prime, or free standard shipping
- We have great everyday prices plus special offers on your favorite brands
- We make it exceptionally easy to find products you buy routinely, or to discover new items we think you'll like
I'm a UK resident so Amazon Grocery hasn't quite made its way across the pond yet. However, I'm sure that when it does, I'll be one of the first to give it a spin and see how it fares. I'm not entirely sure what'd happen if I ordered a book and some Coco Pops in one go though - would they just squash the cereal into one of those book-sized cardboard packages?
What about if I ordered mayonnaise? Hmm...