Having an Amazon Prime subscription just got a bit better. Amazon recently added several perks for its Prime members including free Grubhub+ deliveries for a year.
According to the announcement, an estimated 153 million Amazon Prime members in the United States will get free 12-month Grubhub+ membership that usually costs $9.99 a month. Thanks to the membership, the users will avoid paying delivery fees for all orders priced at $12 or more. It also includes various other benefits like discounts and free food.
As part of the commercial agreement between the two companies, Amazon will have an option to acquire a two percent stake in Grubhub. The e-commerce giant can later increase its stake to 15 percent if “certain performance conditions” are satisfied.
“Amazon has redefined convenience with Prime, and we’re confident this offering will expose many new diners to the value of Grubhub+ while driving more business to our restaurant partners and drivers,” said Adam DeWitt, CEO of Grubhub, in a statement.
Amazon previously attempted to enter the food delivery market with Amazon Restaurants. The service was launched in 2015 and was mainly focused on delivering food to Amazon Prime members. It operated in several cities in the United States and London, UK, but failed to get significant traction. Amazon officially shut down Amazon Restaurants in 2019.