Are you still waiting to join the Amazon Prime membership? your time is running out, as the premium membership will cost Rs 500 extra within a few days. Starting 31st October 2017, the Amazon Prime membership program in India will go back to it original subscription price of Rs 999 for a year.
Right now, Amazon India is running a year-long introductory offer on Prime membership. You can subscribe to Amazon Prime by paying Rs 499, a flat Rs 500 discount on the actual price. This introductory offer ends this Monday, that is 30th October 2017.
Unfortunately, if you are in the middle of your Amazon Prime subscription or a few months (or even few weeks) away from expiry then there is no way to renew it before the price hike. Amazon India currently doesn’t allow you to buy or pay for the Prime membership in advance.
Benefits of Amazon Prime Membership
The complete way of shopping at Amazon is through Prime and it offers customers exclusive shopping privileges. You get free standard delivery with Amazon Fulfilled on all orders with no minimum order purchase required. Without Prime, you usually end up paying an extra shipping charge on all orders below Rs 499.
Amazon Prime members can enjoy unlimited free one-day and two-day delivery on all their orders. You also get thirty minutes early access to lightning deals, deals of the day and member-only exclusives. Another added advantage of being an Amazon Prime member is to have instant access to Amazon Prime Video. You get to watch latest Indian, Hollywood and international movies and TV Shows.
- Free one-day and two-day delivery on all orders.
- Amazon Fulfilled free delivery on all orders and no minimum order value required for free standard delivery.
- 30 minutes early access to Lightning Deals and Deals of the Day on Amazon India.
- Prime members exclusive deals.
- Instant access to Amazon Prime Video and Prime Music.
Amazon India is also planning to launch Amazon Prime Music in India in the coming months. It will come with a massive catalogue of Indian regional and international songs across various genres. The best part the service will be free and exclusively available to Amazon Prime members.
Also, Amazon India has recently launched the entire Echo family in India. Guess what? the devices are exclusive to Amazon Prime members. This includes the Amazon Echo, Echo Plus and Echo Dot, the Alexa-powered smart speakers.