Amazon Prime is a service Amazon launched in 2005 that offered subscribers free 2-day shipments and discounts for 1-day shipments for an annual payment of $ 79.
To date, the payment is $ 99 but the benefits far exceed the price. The company recently announced that its annuity will now go from $ 99 to $ 119, effective May 1, 2018, for new customers, and June 16, 2018, for existing customers.
Most people acquire the Prime service to be able to place orders with free shipping, but they will be pleasantly surprised. In addition to having free 2-day shipping on a variety of items and discount on 1-day shipments, subscribers to the service get many other benefits. But are they enough to keep the subscription? That will depend on the user. Here we show you the most important benefits, and you decide if you sign up or not.
If you are in the Dominican Republic you will know that you do not really receive your goods in 2 days, since you must wait a few extra days until it is brought to the country and delivered by your courier. But if you calculate the monetary savings of not having to pay for shipping (without Prime, you must consume at least $ 25 so you can opt for free shipping for 5 days, otherwise you must pay for the shipment) and receive your merchandise in about 4 days in about 7, I would say yes it’s worth it.
Amazon Prime Video, Music
Prime service includes access to Prime Video and Prime Music. In Amazon Prime Video you can find and watch movies and series, some exclusive to Amazon, to see them instantly for free or buy them. Same with Prime Music, you can listen to music for free and even buy them if you’re interested. Both have applications available with which you can access these services from your mobile, Fire TV Stick, computer or tablet.
Although Prime Video is only officially available for the United States – Prime Music does work in the Dominican Republic – a VPN can easily solve that and you can use both from anywhere in the world. And although Prime Video has nothing compared to Netflix, it is a good addition and there is one other content that is worthwhile.
Since September 2015, Amazon Prime Video allows you to download some series and movies so you can watch them offline.
Amazon Cloud Photo unlimited
This is one of the most recent benefits. Amazon allows you to backup your data in the cloud, but for Amazon Prime users you will have unlimited space to backup your photos. There are applications available for Android, iOS and PC, and there is no other service that can offer unlimited backup at a better price.
Prime Early Access
For those who always want to take advantage of offers, the Prime service gives you prior access to offers. For 30 minutes before the offer is public, Prime users will have access to it and may take advantage of it before the rest.
Benefits of Kindle
For those who love reading, if you are a Prime subscriber you can read a free book every month. Not all books apply, but there is a large selection that will surely keep you entertained and where you can choose a free monthly book.
Another of the most interesting benefits of Amazon Prime is the Prime Now service. A select number of products available on Amazon are also available to be delivered in one hour for a small fee, or in 2 hours for free. This is only available from the Prime Now application, at the moment it is not available on the web.
When ordering by Prime Now you will receive your merchandise from 1 to 2 hours, depending on the shipment you choose, and you have the option of even calling who will deliver your shipment.
Amazon made some changes to its service, and now you can only share Prime with another adult, who will have access to all the benefits of the service, not just the shipping. But, there is a detail.
Update: It seems that users can still share the benefit of the 2 days of free shipping with 4 more people, in addition to the above.
Something that many people do not know, you can share your subscription with up to 4 people at no additional cost. These 4 people can enjoy Prime Shipping totally free without having to pay for the service and no additional cost for you. Be careful, you will only get the benefit of 2-day shipments.
If you like video games, by having Amazon Prime you can take advantage of Twitch Prime. With this service, you will be receiving monthly free games through Twitch, which will be available to download them forever. Different games will be available every month and you will not have to pay anything extra to get them. Just by creating a Twitch account and linking it to your Amazon Prime account you have everything ready.
In conclusion, it is a matter of how much you would use each of these benefits because they are things that perhaps not everyone is interested. Perhaps if the only thing you are looking for with Prime is free shipping, you should take into account how often you place orders with Amazon. If you are sure that Prime is for you, subscribe now.
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