Amazon recently announced that their Prime membership program now has more than 100 million members worldwide. That’s a surely a promising number. In a letter to shareholders, Amazon-boss Jeff Bezos said that his company shipped more than five billion items with Prime worldwide. More new members joined Amazon Prime in 2017 than in any previous year.
Now, Amazon Prime members in the US have a surprise price-hike waiting for them. The online giant has announced that the yearly price of Amazon Prime membership will be increased by $20 – taking the price from $99 to $119. This move comes after a similar hike in monthly Prime membership.
Amazon’s Chief Financial Officer, Brian T. Olsavsky justified this move saying the “value of Prime to customers has never been greater. There [are] all kinds of new features that we’ve continually added to the Prime program. It’s much different than it was in 2014, and this is a reflection of that.”
New Prime price will come into effect from 11th May. Existing members will see the new fee applied to their renewals starting June 16th.
Amazon Prime Membership at Old Price
If you aren’t an existing Prime member, you can purchase the membership at the current price of $99 and save $20. You have two weeks to join Amazon Prime before the new annual price comes into effect. The Prime membership can be claimed at the current price by heading over to Amazon Prime page and registering yourself as a member.
Prime membership has a bunch of perks attached to it. Members enjoy free two-day delivery on all orders. In addition, one-day and same-day delivery is also free for Prime members on qualifying orders. In select areas, Amazon is delivering qualifying orders in one and two hours, as well.
In addition to fast shipping, the Prime membership lets members enjoy over two million songs from Prime Music. With Prime Video, members can stream movies, TV-shows and Amazon Originals.
To claim Prime membership at the old price of $99 for a year, head over to Amazon Prime page and make your payment. If you are a student, you can try Prime free for six months. After that, you will pay or $59/year if you wish to continue your membership.
Keep in mind that you will not be able to claim the old price if you’re an existing Prime member.Join Prime