You might read this as a rant, but it is actually a well-crafted and thorough review of Amazon’s grocery ordering service. The author is a former Amazon shopper, and she has a pretty extensive grasp of the service as well.
Well, I guess I could have just had Amazon Prime members try out the service if I wanted to hear their opinions. But I didn’t want to risk having any of my own opinions taken as gospel. Instead I decided to use a case study in order to learn more about how good Amazon is at what it does.
Amazon is the world’s preeminent online retailer. So how do they do it? What is it that Amazon does that people don’t know they do? If I were to tell you that Amazon allows you to order groceries from anywhere in the world, and then you go in to the Amazon site and purchase things, you would have no idea what I was talking about.
Amazon is an all-encompassing web-based retail network. The idea behind this is that it is an “Internet of Things”. Each Amazon store has the ability to order certain items from anywhere on the planet and the store’s staff will be able to pick up your order and deliver it to your door, the same way you would shop at your local grocery store.
Amazon is one of the largest Web sellers in the world. That doesn’t make it easy to shop at. You have to know what to look for and you have to know where to go. It’s a massive operation, so you have to know where to go. Amazon has so many stores that they are basically a single web-based store.
The problem with Amazon is that all the stores are in different locations. So you can only buy from your local store, or your local supermarket, or your local gas station, or your local post office, or your local bank, or your local gas station, or your local post office, or your local bank, or your local gas station, or your local post office, or your local gas station, etc.
Amazon is great for getting around, but not so great for shopping. In fact, that’s what I thought was the major problem with Amazon in the first place. You can’t really shop Amazon because you have to go to the same location that Amazon is. And that’s not really a good thing. As a result, in many cases you are stuck.
So Amazon is great for getting around, but not so good for shopping. When you go to the gas station, for example, you might be stuck because they have to match you with the same location. So you have to go to the grocery store that has the gas station in the same area that you are. Again, that is also not a good thing.
Amazon is great for getting around because Amazon is huge: millions of people who can’t always get to the same place, but can get around. What’s not great about their system is that they don’t always know where the closest gas station is. When I tried to get groceries at Walmart around the time we were making Amazon trial, I ended up not going because I got stuck waiting for an hour at the Walmart closest to the gas station.
In the Amazon trial, the most annoying thing is that it takes an hour for a Walmart to get you the ingredients for your groceries. I am not exaggerating. When I go back to Walmart and look for the ingredients, I end up with a pile of them. I would have to go back to the closest Walmart to get the ingredients.