Amazon wants to deliver your groceries for free — but there are a few caveats.
The company announced on Tuesday it would begin offering free grocery delivery to all Prime members, effectively getting rid of its monthly $14.99 fee for Amazon Fresh. Previously, Amazon shoppers would opt in to pay the Amazon Fresh fee in addition to the annual $119 — or $12.99 monthly — required to access Prime.
Under the new program, members are eligible for two-hour grocery delivery from participating grocers and Amazon-owned Whole Foods. In order to qualify for free delivery, customers will be required to meet an order minimum, which varies depending on the region. (In New York City, for example, the minimum is $50.)
"Grocery delivery is one of the fastest growing businesses at Amazon, and we think this will be one of the most-loved Prime benefits," Stephenie Landry, VP of grocery delivery, said in a statement to the press on Tuesday.
However, not all Prime members will be immediately able to take advantage of free grocery delivery.
Users who have not shopped on Amazon Fresh previously will be required to request an invite to join. An Amazon spokesperson declined to comment on how long this will take but confirmed to Business Insider's Mary Hanbury that all Prime members would "eventually be eligible" for the service.
Here's a look inside how the process works.