Amazon Prime Perks You Need to Know


ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — In May 2018, the cost of an annual Amazon Prime membership in the U.S. went up by 20 percent, from $99 to $119. Analysts don’t think the price increase will make a meaningful number of Prime members quit the service, adding that the value of a Prime membership has never been greater. But are you using it to its full potential? Below is more on what you may be missing out on.

From toilet paper to electronics to jewelry, you can buy just about anything on Amazon. Their prime service offers free two-day shipping. But did you know that prime also offers free two-hour delivery?

If you need something in a rush, Amazon’s Prime Now service will ship items from local stores. It includes over 10,000 items ranging from cleaning products to electronics like video games and chargers. The Amazon Dash Button makes it easy to reorder household products. When you need to restock, just hit the button and your item will be delivered. It costs $4.99 but the good news is you get that back in credit the first time you use it. In addition to unlimited photo space, Prime members get 5 gigabytes of data storage free which is useful for saving videos and music. A Prime membership also offers six months free of The Washington Post and one month free of The New Yorker. And let Amazon help you remember to buy the things you and your family regularly need with Subscribe and Save. Save 5 percent when you subscribe to one item and 15 percent if you subscribe to five or more. You can set your own frequency and cancel subscriptions at any time.

As far as the 20 percent price increase, only time will tell whether all these new perks keep 100 million members worldwide happy to renew their membership.

Contributors to this news report include: Katie Campbell, Producer; Jamison Koczan, Videographer and Editor.

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