Amazon is launching their grocery service today, mostly dry goods, staples, organics and household items in bulk sizes, shipped from far far away and arriving at your door via UPS. The same free shipping rule applies (anything over $25 is free) and they are even offering $10 off for an order of $49.
Could this really work? How can they possibly make money after eating their shipping costs? Will people have the patience to wait the 5-7 days of ground delivery?
It will be interesting to see how it all pans out. I'm trolling right now to see if I might actually find something to buy (and comparing prices).
Edit: Top seller right now: 100-count box of Slim Jim meat sticks (tee hee)