Follow Us:
Sunday, August 07, 2022

Amazon Prime comes to India: Here is everything you need to know

Amazon Prime is finally here in India and users will be able to get free shipping for anything they order with no price cap.

By: Tech Desk |
Updated: July 26, 2016 12:17:08 pm
Amazon, Amazon prime, Amazon India, tech news Amazon Prime users will be able to get free shipping for anything they order with no price cap.

Amazon Prime is here. What the heck is Amazon Prime you might ask. Well, it’s best summarised by Amazon itself: Amazon fulfilled + free fast delivery. But what it actually is is another big blow for Flipkart, the homegrown e-commerce giant.

Amazon Prime users will be able to get free shipping for anything they order with no price cap. They will also be able to secure one or two day deliveries for free. There will be 30-minute early access to new deals too.

All this will cost them Rs 499 per year. For now, there is a 60-day free trial period. This Rs 499 is a Rs 500 discount on list price of Rs 999 per year for the service. At an additional cost Prime users will get morning delivery in up to 20 cities. Not everything will be eligible for Prime, so you will need to look for the Prime logo against products.

Amazon Prime Videos is also headed to India and will be available for those buying into the service now. In markets like the US, this means original and exclusives shows as well as popular movies.

Subscriber Only Stories
No victim-blaming, no fetishising of abuse: Darlings shows why we need mo...Premium
How the Indian action spectacular RRR became a smash in AmericaPremium
5 ways in which Samsung could improve the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Fold 4Premium
Explained: First flight of India’s newest rocket, what it means for...Premium

“With Prime, guaranteed one-day delivery becomes an everyday experience instead of an occasional indulgence, and with no minimum purchases, it provides unlimited convenience all year long,” says Amit Agarwal, Vice-President & Country Head, Amazon India.

WATCH VIDEO: Amazon Prime Is Now Out In India All You Need To Know


Amazon has of late been looking at India as a growth market and has pumped in billions of dollars to capture market share and mind space. Most of this growth has been at the cost of longtime market leader Flipkart. Incidentally, the Indian e-commerce company has Flipkart First which is very similar to Amazon Prime and costs as much for an annual subscription.

The e-commerce race in India is truly hitting up and the consumer is emerging the king.

TWO IS ALWAYS BETTER | Our two-year subscription package offers you more at less

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest Technology News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
First published on: 26-07-2016 at 08:02:15 am

Featured Stories