You May Never Go to the Grocery Store Again. Thanks, Amazon?

A new Amazon Prime feature might make it even harder to leave home. The company just announced that it will offer free grocery delivery from Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods Market to Prime members. No more need for an extra $14.99 fee per month. And that includes one- or two-hour delivery. So when you get a sudden hankering for a snack or decide you want to make dinner instead of Postmates — now you've got another option.

But hold on to your shopping horses: Because the company knows this will turn into a popular option, the perk only applies to "Prime members currently shopping grocery delivery, " according to a press release. Anyone else needs to request an invitation, so long as they live in one of the eligible areas for delivery. Amazon says that it now serves more than 2,000 towns and cities.

According to NBC News, Amazon stated that this "won't increase prices of its items or decrease pay for workers to make up for the loss in AmazonFresh subscription revenue." You can use the service on the site or through the Amazon app.


Eva Recinos

Eva Recinos

Eva Recinos is an associate editor at Hunker. You can reach her at eva@hunker.com.