Amazon is now offering over 10,000 different non-perishable groceries online. This sounds useful for moms (and dads) in a number of ways:

Annie's Homegrown Organic Shells with White Cheddar Mac & Cheese

  • For hard-to-find items that local stores may not carry. Amazon has a good selection of natural and organic products, for example, as well as items like vegan and gluten-free foods. (My personal hard-to-find items are Huggies Overnites Diapers. I buy the regular ones at a local warehouse store, but have the darndest time finding the Overnites anywhere.)
  • To make trips to the store faster when children are in tow, or you’re rushing to pick them up.
  • Because if you’re like me, you’re ordering books from Amazon anyway, and groceries can help you qualify for free “super-saver” shipping. Who could resist the temptation to order a box of chocolate-chip cookies with the new novel?

Raw Revolution Organic Live Food BarsRandom trivia: The top-selling items in Amazon’s Grocery category right now are Raw Revolution Organic Live Food Bars. “Coconut and Chocolate” heads the list at number one, and three other flavors make the top ten.

This is a brand-spankin’ new service, so I haven’t yet done any price comparisons with my local stores. I suspect there will be times when convenience trumps all, regardless.