What Is Amazon Prime And What Are The Advantages Of Subscribing To It?

What is Amazon Prime and what are the advantages of subscribing to it

Today we are going to tell you what Amazon Prime is, which until recently was called Amazon Premium in Spain, and what are the advantages of subscribing to this online store program. Some may think that everything is limited to free shipping in 24 hours, but there are many more advantages and services included in the same price.

We are going to start by describing simply what exactly this service is and its main advantages in terms of discounts on shipping costs. But then we will also list the rest of the advantages that you will have when pre-purchasing video games, purchasing products for the home, or uploading your photos to an exclusive cloud.

What is Amazon Prime and how much does it cost?

What is Amazon Prime and how much does it cost

Amazon Prime is an annual subscription program for the Amazon online store and costs 36 euros per year or 4.99 euros per month. Its main benefit is that by being registered with it you will have free 24-hour shipping on more than two million products that have the Prime label. When you sign up, Amazon offers you a free trial month.

Amazon Prime does not require you to make a minimum purchase to benefit from its free shipping unless one of the products belongs to the Plus Program. This is another different program that offers dozens of products at especially low prices, but that requires a minimum order of 36 euros excluding shipping costs to apply the Prime benefits on shipping.

You also have express shipping modalities, from one to four business days, or standard shipping of three business days free. In addition, Prime Now is also offered in most postal codes in the Community of Madrid and some in the city of Barcelona, ​​which delivers the same product for free in two hours or for 5.90 euros in one hour. In Madrid and Barcelona there is also the option Delivery today, which sends an order for free the same day if it exceeds 29 euros.

The free shipping modalities make it worthwhile for you to subscribe to the Prime program with few purchases you make per year on Amazon. But it is that in addition to these advantages, the price includes other varied services, from a free alternative to Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video, to the reservation of products before they go on sale.

Amazon Prime subscription is not available to businesses, legal entities, or those purchasing for resale. The program is only intended for end customers purchasing products for their private use. In addition, if an order has products that are not included in the Prime program, you will be charged separately for the corresponding shipping costs.

What other advantages does Amazon Prime have?

Beyond the free shipping that we have talked about above, Amazon Prime offers other advantages to its users. For example, when Amazon is going to carry out one of its Flash Offers, discounts for time and/or limited units, Prime users will be able to access it 30 minutes before the start of the offer so as not to run out of it.

This will be especially useful in specific sales periods, such as Black Friday or especially Prime Day. This second is an annual event of exclusive discounts for Prime users. It is a global event that is held in 13 countries around the world, with exclusive offers for two days.

You also have access to Prime Photos. It is a private cloud with unlimited and free storage for photos. It is an alternative to Google Photos and iPhoto, but in which the photos will be hosted in the Amazon cloud.

If you like to read, as a Prime member you also have access to Kindle Prime, where you have hundreds of free Kindle ebooks included in your subscription. And you also have Amazon’s alternative to Spotify, a service called Prime Music with two million songs in ad-free and offline modes. This service is not as complete as Amazon Music Unlimited, but at least it is included in the subscription, while the other costs 9.99 euros per month.

If you are a video game lover you also have interesting advantages. For example, for the purchase of certain video games in pre-sale mode you will receive discounts on the Amazon Prime subscription. For example, if you pre-purchase a video game with a Prime discount of two euros, those two less will be deducted from the next annual payment that you have to make to continue in the program. Instead of 36, you will pay 34 euros the following year.

If you’re a Twitch. tv user and have your Amazon Prime account linked to the service, you’ll be able to watch Twitch ad-free, you’ll be able to subscribe to one channel for free each month, and you’ll have access to free content and rewards each month. For example, you can get characters, vehicles, skins, virtual currencies, and power-ups in some games.

Also, if you are a Prime user you will have access to Amazon Pantry. It is a special catalog of day-to-day products, such as food, drinks, or home. You add the products to a box that costs 3.99 euros per unit, and that is the price you have to pay for shipments. You’ll also have access to Amazon Family, which offers you a 15% discount on diapers.

And finally the great jewel in the crown. As an Amazon Prime member, you have free access to Prime Video. This is Amazon’s series and movie streaming service, which has its own exclusive Amazon Originals content as well as an interesting catalog of series and movies. It’s like Netflix, but it’s included in your subscription.