Amazon Prime Is Now Out In India All You Need To Know
Amazon Prime is here. What the heck is Amazon Prime you might ask. Well, it’s best summarised by Amazon itself: <em>Amazon fulfilled + free fast delivery</em>. 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.
“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.