By Nicole Paitsel
9:36 AM EDT, April 25, 2014
Amazon has been slowly infiltrating the grocery industry for several years, ramping up its efforts to compete by offering coupons, subscription services to moms, a same-day delivery service and competitive pricing on dry and paper goods.
New to the online giant's strategy is "Prime Pantry" a grocery service for Amazon Prime subscribers that offers to ship 45 pounds of grocery products for a flat $6 rate.
The pantry service is live now, although Amazon hasn't formally announced it, according to the website Engadget.
Shoppers using the "Pantry" will find everything from soda to cereal to baby items and personal care products. Fresh produce and meats do not appear to be included.
To help you track the weight of your "Pantry" box, Amazon will tell you the percentage of the box you have filled as you shop.
The "Pantry" website does not say how quickly the items will be shipped, but Amazon Prime members have access to premium two-day shipping on many other items on the website.
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