While Amazon has more publicly dabbled in the grocery store business with its Whole Foods acquisition, and more recently piqued the interest of the insurance industry, it’s now looking elsewhere. More specifically, your backyard.
This week marked the launched of Amazon’s new Plants Store, a surprisingly robust marketplace filled with thousands of varieties. The latest Amazon move continues its expansion into categories that consumers would have previously depended on brick and mortar locations for.
With spring allegedly on the way, it’s perfect timing for Amazon to ramp up its new Plants Store. You’ll find all of the standard options that fill most greenhouses in the United States, including succulents, shrubs, annuals, and perennials. Standard Prime shipping applies, with most orders over $25 receiving delivery regardless of subscription to Amazon’s membership service.
Prices start at under $9, which is fairly attractive for those looking to expand their plant collection. One of the biggest benefits of Amazon’s new service is saving time. Instead of perusing a green house on a Saturday, you’ll be able to find new plants from the comfort of your own home. That’s a win in our book.
Those lacking a green thumb, or simply intimidated by the idea of planting a garden will want to lean on Amazon’s tips and advice section for finding just the right plant. This section is a bit thin on the primary landing page, but additional info on zones and how best to care for your new plants can be found on each item listing.
One particular area of note before you start your own conservatory, there aren’t many details on Amazon’s return policy for its Plants Store. When it comes to flowers and the like, knowing the quality and health of your new purchase is key. I’d personally like to see Amazon expand this section with additional details on what happens if you receive a dud in the mail.
The Amazon Plants Store is now open to the public, with inventory from some of the most trusted names in the game, including Proven Winners, Shop Succulents, Brussel’s Bonsai, and more. Personally, I (or my wife more accurately) has an eye on this 100-pack of succulents for $150. That’s a lot of green, for well, a lot of green.
You can shop the entire inventory here. Look for Amazon to continue to expand its offerings in the coming months as the plant-growing season draws near.