Amazon India is killing free Prime shipping of groceries by moving it all to Pantry

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Do I need to fill the box to exactly 100% before placing my order?
You can fill the virtual Pantry box as much as you would like before placing your order. Your box use rate i.e. percentage of space used in the box will get reflected as you progress. This way, you can always add more products based on your needs. You can check out at any time, regardless of the order size. Your order will be delivered to you in an appropriate sized box based on your order size in terms of weight and dimensions.

If I do not fill the box to 100%, will I be shipped a huge box with my small items in it?
Amazon Pantry boxes come in different sizes. The smallest Pantry box can hold weight of up to 4 kg (1-4 products) and the largest box can hold weight of up to 15 kg (15-20 products) . Your order will be packaged in a right sized box so that we can deliver all the products ordered by you together.

they already mentioned box will be according to the items ordered.
 

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I have a diff problem with half products available in prime & half in pantry.
599 is not a big deal with diapers.
 

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yup. even if they allow me to filter out pantry products from prime filtered search results, i would be ok with it. pantry and prime have different carts. having unified results is crazy stupid.
 

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i visit my local market multiple times every day. it would not be a big issue for me to dump Amazon for groceries if things remain like this. it's really annoying that i want to order natural care tea and i find that the quantity i want is only available through pantry. if it is not intentional, i am not sure what amazon is trying to do. these days they offer more discount if you have 3+ products on subscriptions. i find it hard to believe that they are happy offering more discount on subscription of the same product but have issues shipping it to me at mrp.
 

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another thing is that they have so many different products catering to the same market. Amazon prime, amazon now, amazon pantry. why not just let me pick a product and they can use the route most cost efficient to them. it does not matter how my product comes to me. from a local store or from some reseller based in telangana.
 


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here is a screenshot of an annoying search result.
prime is selected.
pantry is not selected.
all the top search results are for pantry.
insane.
 
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Amazon no longer has pantry option in Bangalore. They have tied up with More stores and have launched hyper local service called Amazon Fresh (rebranded prime now) which has limited grocery options and has vegetables/fruits/dairy/perishable etc. Min order is 600 for anything less 29 Shipping fees. You would get the order on same day within 2hrs. However due to covid nowadays its min 1-2 days. Flipkart also has a similar hyperlocal service called quick which is only available on Mobile app. However they still have Flipkart Grocery service. Soon i think they will add more cities and pantry will be obsolete.
 

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Same here in Pune 600 min for free delivery else 29 charge, though I don't know who they have tied up with for Amazon Fresh, could be More chain as it was present in Pune before.