In case you missed it: Amazon has officially discontinued its Pantry service six years after it launched. Formerly known as Prime Pantry, the service allowed people to buy non-perishable groceries and other supplies that fit inside a standard-sized box.
- Amazon said it decided to transfer its Pantry selection to the main Amazon platform, "so customers can get everyday household products faster, without an extra subscription or purchase requirement.”
- Prime Pantry made its debut in 2014 with a flat $5.99 shipping fee per box. Two years later, Amazon began offering a $5 per month subscription for unlimited Pantry orders every month, as long as they exceeded $40 apiece.
- The service has been eclipsed by Amazon's more recent grocery ambitions, including Fresh and Whole Foods delivery services for Prime members and its new Amazon Fresh-branded stores.