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Would you grocery shop at amazon?

The recent news that Amazon is considering a move into the Australian grocery market was a bit of a surprise to the Edentify team. So what would Australians make of this, and will they give Amazon supermarkets a try? We decided to ask our Facebook followers to find out.

For many of you, the emergence of another rival to Coles and Woolworths in Australia is welcome. Amazon brings with it a trusted brand and expertise in home delivery that sets it apart from the competition. For shoppers, Amazon means lower prices and better choice.

“Amazon is such a big enterprise, I am sure it will be successful. I have purchased other things from Amazon and have had nothing but a good experience.”

However, while there is definite support for Amazon, there are also a number of questions and concerns that you have raised. Firstly, although Amazon is seen as offering good quality packaged goods, it will need to convince you that it can also provide high quality fresh food.

“Amazon is not a name I equate with fresh food and it would have to be considerably cheaper and as good if not better quality as the online shopping I can do from both my local Woolies and Coles stores with some great incentives.”

Secondly, having Australian made and grown products is very important to many of you. Currently this is not something that Amazon is known for, however a serious commitment to support Australian farmers and companies would go a long way.

“As long as they give Aussie suppliers a good deal then yeah sure I’d use them or at least give them a go.”

Finally, while Australian products are essential, part of the appeal of Amazon groceries is that they could supply international products and brands that are difficult to buy in Australia. It will be interesting to see, when and if Amazon does launch, how it fares.

Last reply: 12th Nov 2017 / 33 replies / Post by Cafestudy Admin

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victory

Posted by: victory
Posted: 26th Jun 2017

victory says: Keep away from Amazon, if Australian only please!! Reply

Thomas30903391

Posted by: Thomas30903391
Posted: 30th Jun 2017

Thomas30903391 says: I would prefer to stick to the supermarket brands I know and that are based in Australia, rather support Australia where possible and have better quality goods. Reply

Tracey30903380

Posted by: Tracey30903380
Posted: 1st Jul 2017

Tracey30903380 says: I probably wouldn't as i don't currently shop on Amazon let alone grocery shop online. I have however considered online food shopping but would mostly likely to do that from Coles. I also understand that woolies at my local will introduce online shopping of which i might consider in the near future. Reply

Burnt Out Digger

Posted by: Burnt Out Digger
Posted: 2nd Jul 2017

Tracey30903380 says: I probably wouldn't as i don't currently shop on Amazon let alone grocery shop online. I have however considered online food shopping but would mostly likely to do that from Coles. I also...

Burnt Out Digger says: I tend to agree with Tracey, I probably wouldn't purchase groceries from Amazon either, and would not definitely do so on line. Reply

frannymanny

Posted by: frannymanny
Posted: 13th Jul 2017

frannymanny says: no way! I support my local traders, Reply

squeekums

Posted by: squeekums
Posted: 16th Jul 2017

squeekums says: If the price and quality right, id shop there
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socker

Posted by: socker
Posted: 20th Jul 2017

socker says: Never I try to always to support the local shops and I like to see what I am buying before I pay. Reply

Migaloo

Posted by: Migaloo
Posted: 22nd Jul 2017

Migaloo says: I like to go fetch my own groceries from the locals in my town .So no l would not buy groceries from Amazon . Reply

kaza1

Posted by: kaza1
Posted: 23rd Jul 2017

kaza1 says: I don`t shop at amazon Reply

buttonpops

Posted by: buttonpops
Posted: 25th Jul 2017

buttonpops says: Yeah I probably wouldn't shop there. Not sure if I would trust the groceries, especially if they are cheap imports. Reply

Ashar

Posted by: Ashar
Posted: 30th Jul 2017

Ashar says: I currently shop at Amazon UK and Amazon USA but not for groceries. If there was a grocery item that I could not find in stores here in Australia I would search online for them. I would not buy fresh fruit or vegetables from any online store. They do have to support Australian suppliers and farmers by buying from them if they are to be successful in Australia, Reply

socker

Posted by: socker
Posted: 3rd Aug 2017

socker says: No never like to see what I am getting for my money Reply

shazza55

Posted by: shazza55
Posted: 3rd Aug 2017

shazza55 says: I can't wait, I will give them a go Reply

KC1991

Posted by: KC1991
Posted: 3rd Aug 2017

KC1991 says: I dont think they should go into groceries i wouldnt buy from them an woolies an coles all have delivery options beaide the stuff that are hard to find another shop is likly to sell it most shops sell American brands an other country stuff now days to Reply

KC1991

Posted by: KC1991
Posted: 3rd Aug 2017

KC1991 says: I dont think they should go into groceries i wouldnt buy from them an woolies an coles all have delivery options beaide the stuff that are hard to find another shop is likly to sell it most shops sell American brands an other country stuff now days to Reply

Zelda

Posted by: Zelda
Posted: 3rd Aug 2017

Zelda says: I would firstly have to determine if the prices and quality of their foods were good. I love amazon products and have bought a number of things from them over the years; including books, ebooks, shoes, clothes etc. Reply

Mixxsteria

Posted by: Mixxsteria
Posted: 4th Aug 2017

Mixxsteria says: Would not & never will shop through Amazon, I prefer to support local business operators Reply

helen30692411

Posted by: helen30692411
Posted: 4th Aug 2017

helen30692411 says: My first thought is, would it be online shopping like Coles? I have only every bought something from Amazon which was a book. I only every think of books when I think of Amazon. Where I live, I can't get any online shopping at all, so irrelevant with my situation Reply

Nefertari

Posted by: Nefertari
Posted: 10th Aug 2017

Nefertari says: This is news to me ! I don't ever think of Amazon when I am thinking about food shops so it would be an experience. Even though I like the supermarkets we have here it would be interesting to try products that are not readily available to Australians. Reply

Migaloo

Posted by: Migaloo
Posted: 21st Aug 2017

Migaloo says: I have never grocery shopped on line so most likely l would not shop for food on line . Reply

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 23rd Aug 2017

says: I love amazon, convenient and safe Reply

BILL

Posted by: BILL
Posted: 24th Aug 2017

BILL says: yes if it cheaper than Australian supermarkets for non-perishable foods Reply

jtmorri

Posted by: jtmorri
Posted: 24th Aug 2017

jtmorri says: No, I would not shop at Amazon for my groceries. I like to pick my groceries myself, especially fresh fruit and vegetables and meat. Reply

bj

Posted by: bj
Posted: 28th Aug 2017

bj says: I mostly like to go food shopping. It is social, and you put in the trolley what you can afford, need and which brands. Plus you get to take it home with you.
Far too many folks get on their phones to chat, game play and order their food. Reply

-

Posted by: -
Posted: 2nd Sep 2017

- says: I will have a browse in their stores if possible and see what they have to offer and at what prices. If their groceries are comparable to what is sold elsewhere and at a cheaper price, I will buy from them. When a grocery store in Australia makes an annual profit of almost 2 billion dollars profit, they are obviously charging too much for their groceries. I also look forward to seeing what Kaufland has to offer when they open in Australia. Reply

Camin3D

Posted by: Camin3D
Posted: 9th Sep 2017

Camin3D says: It would depend on a couple of factors:
1) Cost, cause I'm REALLY cheap.
2)Whether or not it stocks local products. I'm fine with products from all over the world, but I think Australian products should at least get the chance to compete against imports.
3) And how good it is a a store/webstore. Thats important to me.
If they have the range and competitive pricing I'd be all for it. Reply

Ziah

Posted by: Ziah
Posted: 18th Sep 2017

Ziah says: If they stock the same Australian Owned and Made brands as my normal sources at a cheaper price, then yes. If they source the products locally (like Aldi is doing), then yes. If they are simply stocked with imported crap (like most of our supermarkets are) then absolutely NOT. My pantry/fridge/freezer is stocked with 98% Australian produce, with a tiny number of imports (like spices not grown here, and the best sea salt in the world). I refuse to change that simply for lower prices. I'd rather eat less of what I currently buy and still buy Australian. Reply

Dash26

Posted by: Dash26
Posted: 24th Sep 2017

Dash26 says: No I wouldnt shop for groceries at Amazon, I like to do it myself Reply

linliviani

Posted by: linliviani
Posted: 27th Sep 2017

linliviani says: Shopping online if it is a difficult brand or item to purchase in Australia is definitely convenient. Although the quality must be up to standard and is written in the description before buying. It should really be authentic. Reply

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 3rd Oct 2017

says: I would not, I always like to look at what I am buying and make sure it is healthy. I also like to make sure my fruit and veg is fresh and hasn't been frozen in storage! Reply

Catenary

Posted by: Catenary
Posted: 26th Oct 2017

Catenary says: No, there are alreaddy plenty of grocery chains in this country. Reply

flo

Posted by: flo
Posted: 5th Nov 2017

flo says: I like to buy from local supermarkets, know where my food comes from - Australian product. cash ans carry Reply

socker

Posted by: socker
Posted: 12th Nov 2017

socker says: No I wouldn't as I like to check prices and quality before selecting the article. Reply