Amazon has announced that its Prime subscription membership fee will be revised soon. The company has confirmed that the new Amazon Prime membership price in India will be Rs 1,499. The price hike will come into practice very soon, the exact date of which remains unknown at the moment. Users can continue to subscribe to Prime for Rs 999 before the subscription fee is revised. The price hike announcement comes amid the Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale, which kicked off earlier this month.
Amazon Prime subscription fee hiked
Amazon Prime annual subscription will soon cost Rs 1,499 as opposed to Rs 999. The service is getting a major hike nearly five years after its launch. Amazon had launched its Prime subscription service in India in July 2016. At the time, users could opt for a 60-day trial for free, following which they would be required to pay Rs 499 for a year to continue using the services under the subscription. After the inaugural price offer ended, the price was set to Rs 999 in India.
Amazon Prime annual membership will cost ₹ 1499 soon.
— Abhishek Yadav (@yabhishekhd) October 20, 2021
Amazon has since then not revised the price of its Prime membership in India. While the competition continued to increase the prices, Amazon Prime’s price in India was set at Rs 999 all these years. In fact, the company also introduced new services like Prime Music, which became a part of the package for free.
As a Prime member, users get early access to deals and offers on the e-commerce platform. In addition to this, they also get their orders delivered within a day or two. Other perks include access to Prime Video, Prime Music. Users also get up to 5 percent cashback on all purchases with ICICI Amazon Pay credit card.
While the fee for the annual subscription is about to get slightly more expensive, it continues to offer a wide range of services under a single plan – right from one-day delivery to access to audio and video streaming services.
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