When Amazon Prime launched in 2005, the $79 yearly fee gave members two-day shipping on select items. Amazon has since expanded to audio, video, and even food delivery, and the subscription service -- which recently increased to $119 annually and has more than 100 million members -- offers a lot more perks. But is Prime membership worth it? For most the 2-day shipping alone used to do it, but that was when Prime was less expensive and didn't keep raising its yearly cost. Below is a guide to what a Prime membership includes, so you can decide if it's right for you. What Do You Get With Amazon Prime? Free Shipping The most well-known perk of an Amazon Prime membership is free two-day shipping on more than 100 million eligible items, designated by a Prime logo on the product page and at checkout. Currently, items with the Prime logo that say "FREE Same-Day" are eligible for free same-day delivery in more than 8,000 cities and towns with qualifying orders of at least $35. In most cases, if … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime is now $119 per year: Here’s what you get, so you can make up your mind
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Amazon Prime rates are going up.It's been four years since Amazon raised the annual subscription price, which started at $79, then hit $99 in 2014 and will soon cost you $119.Read more: 4 things you didn't know about Amazon.Given that hike, which goes into effect May 11 and applies to current customers starting June 16, you may be wondering if the service is still worth it. Let's take a closer look at what your $119 buys you, and whether you might be better off sans Prime. Because while that's not a fortune, it's not exactly an impulse buy, either.Prime numbersAmazon Prime has always offered an eclectic array of benefits, but the big draw for most subscribers is probably free two-day shipping on zillions of Amazon's gajillion products. (Depending on where you live and what you order, you might even get overnight or same-day shipping at no extra charge.)Indeed, once you get accustomed to that kind of turnaround, with no minimum order, it changes the way you shop. You save not only time … [Read more...] about Is Amazon Prime worth $119?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Business by Abha Bhattarai by Abha Bhattarai Email the author April 27 Email the author Amazon is justifying Prime’s 20 percent price hike, to $119 a year, by saying it is more a valuable service than when the fee last rose four years ago. “The value of Prime to customers has never been greater,” Brian T. Olsavsky, Amazon’s chief financial officer, said in a Thursday earnings call with analysts, when the company announced the May increase. “There [are] all kinds of new features that we’ve continually added to the Prime program. It’s much different than it was in … [Read more...] about How to get around Amazon Prime’s new $119 fee
Amazon Prime es mayormente conocido por dos cosas: entregas gratuitas en dos días y un servicio de streaming de video similar al de Netflix. Ambas son características que bien valen la pena, sobre todo si se considera el precio relativamente bajo por una suscripción anual de US$99; sin embargo, la suscripción a Prime te ofrece mucho más que eso.Aquí te presentamos un vistazo a cada beneficio que incluye la suscripción --junto con algunos servicios de Amazon que quizá creías que estaban incluidos, pero que en realidad generan un costo extra. La lista completa de beneficios de Prime es sorprendentemente larga, pero empieza con el favorito de todos: 1. Entrega gratuita en dos días [o menos] Muchos, si no la mayoría, de los productos físicos que entrega Amazon llegarán a las puertas de tu casa en dos días —al menos si vives en la parte continental de Estados Unidos (con perdón de los hawaianos). Lo … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime: 20 beneficios para cualquier miembro
Amazon Prime is best known for two things: free two-day shipping and Netflix-style video streaming. Those are decidedly worthwhile perks, especially considering the relatively low $99 annual subscription charge, but a Prime membership affords more than just shipping and streaming. A lot more. Here's a look at every single benefit included with Prime -- along with a few Amazon services you might think were included, but actually cost extra. The complete list of Prime perks is surprisingly long, starting with everyone's favorite: 1. Free two-day shipping (or better) Many, if not most, of Amazon's physical goods will be shipped to your door in two days -- provided you live in the contiguous US states (sorry, Hawaiians). What's especially remarkable about this is there's no minimum order: Even if you buy a $5 HDMI cable, it'll arrive in 48 hours. In fact, residents of some ZIP codes can enjoy same-day delivery at no extra charge, so as long as the order totals at least $35. Not in a … [Read more...] about Here’s everything you get with Amazon Prime