Amazon Offers Monthly Prime Membership Subscription [Updates]

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The huge book and product seller, Amazon.com recently introduced a month-to-month pay option for its popular Amazon Prime services. Customers can now pay $7.99 per month for the service instead of the annual $79 fee.

Amazon Prime enables customers to forgo individual shipping charges for most items ordered on the site. With Prime, members typically receive their orders within two days of ordering, with no extra charge, and no minimum order size. Overnight shipments typically cost Prime members $3.99. The cut-off time for ordering products is listed alongside other shipment options. Items are delivered every day but Sunday.

Of course, the monthly subscription will cost customers more—$95.88 for a full year membership, which is common for pay-as-you-go plans.

Amazon does include a few other incentives for Prime membership, including unlimited instant streaming of selected movies and TV shows labeled, “Prime Instant Videos,” and access to the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library where members can loan and borrow Kindle books online. Prime Instant Videos can be watched on computers and supporting mobile devices with a WiFi connection.

Prime members can also share their paid subscription with up to four additional family members living in the same household, or with two coworkers on a related account.

Typically Amazon Prime works best for customers who make weekly or biweekly orders from the site, which includes millions of all the items besides books. The month-to-month description may be useful for customers who make heavy seasonal or holiday purchases, say for instance during the holiday season.

Source: Washington Post

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