Amazon Said To Open Pantry Wholesale Store In 2014 To Rival Costco, Sam's

Posted: Dec 13 2013, 10:10am CST | by , in News | Technology News

 
Amazon Said to Open Pantry Wholesale Store in 2014 to Rival Costco, Sam's
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Amazon is reportedly planning to launch an online wholesale store called Pantry in 2014. Amazon wants to take on Costco and Wal-Mart's Sam's Club with Pantry that will offer 2,000 products.

Amazon is said to launch a new service next year. And Amazon is aiming for the warehouse club store business this time. The giant online retailer is reportedly planning to launch an online wholesale store called Pantry in 2014. Amazon wants to take on Costco and Wal-Mart's Sam's ClubCostco with new Pantry service.

Some sources familiar with the new program told USAToday that Pantry will help Amazon to "expand further into the giant consumer package goods market and take on warehouse club stores." Amazon's senior manager in vendor management and consumables, Billy Hegeman, is reportedly running Pantry which is set to launch next year.

Amazon Pantry online wholesale store will launch with launch "with about 2,000 products typically found in the center of grocery stores, such as cleaning supplies, kitchen paper rolls, canned goods like pet food, dry grocery items like cereal and some beverages."

Amazon will allow Amazon Prime members to buy as many of these Pantry items that will fit into a set sized box. This set sized box has a specific weight limit. Amazon will deliver this box for a small fee if the products fit and they don't exceed the maximum weight.

However the launch of Amazon Pantry is still a rumor. The online retail giant has not yet commented on the report. Amazon spokesman Scott Stanzel also declined to comment on it.

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