Amazon grocery delivery options compared: Pros, cons, prices and more

The pandemic encouraged lots of people to switch from in-person food shopping to ordering groceries online. Though vaccines are rolling out nationwide, if you've been enjoying the convenience of online shopping, Amazon has several grocery delivery services that could bring everything you need to your door in under two hours.

Prime members in more than 2,000 cities and towns can get two-hour delivery on more than 170,000 items. And anyone who shops the site can order certain staples even without a Prime subscription. If you have an Alexa device, you can add groceries to your cart and place an order through voice command.

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But with lots of different options floating around the site -- including Whole Foods, Amazon Fresh and regular old Prime -- things can get confusing quickly. Plus, as of early January, the company's grocery and household essentials subscription service Amazon Pantry was rolled into the main store, so you no longer have to pay an extra fee to stock up on those items, an Amazon representative confirmed.

We've broken down the four different ways you can order groceries through Amazon, how long delivery takes and any memberships and fees you might face.

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