Amazon is launching one of its most popular global services in Australia today which automates repeat purchases in exchange for a 10 per cent discount and free delivery.
‘Subscribe and Save’ enables customers to sign up for scheduled repeat deliveries on products such as toilet paper, laundry powder, nappies and pet food.
From today, the ‘Subscribe and Save’ icon appear next to eligible products on Amazon.com.au in categories including pantry food and drink, pet supplies, vitamins, supplements and beauty.
Participating brands include Carman’s, Coca Cola, Fairy, Heinz, Huggies, L’Oreal, Moccona, Omo, Optimum Nutrition, T2 tea and Vegemite.
Customers don’t require a Prime subscription to use the service and are able to choose how often they want the products delivered, from one to six months.
“Time and money are two of our most precious commodities and ‘Subscribe and Save’ gives Amazon customers a simple way to save on both. We are excited to bring Australian customers a program that is loved by customers around the world,” said Matt Furlong, the new Country Manager of Amazon Australia.
“There is nothing worse than running out of your favourite coffee, washing powder, nappies for your newborn, dog food, or toothpaste, and ‘Subscribe and Save’ will help make this a thing of the past.”
Amazon noted, the prices on individual items may go up or down between deliveries but subscribers will always get a 10 per cent discount on the price when their ‘Subscribe and Save’ order is ready for shipping. Customers have the flexibility to skip deliveries, change the delivery day or cancel from the ‘Manage your Subscriptions page.’
In the UK, US and Canada the most popular categories within the ‘Subscribe and Save’ program are grocery, household goods, pet supplies and beauty.