What is amazon prime? This was the first question that came to my mind about the platform. Well, one can say that this is an Amazon feature. But the real question here is how much do you know about it. Amazon Prime is a very popular amazon feature but do you know what it is all about? Amazon prime is a subscription feature of the Amazon platform. And do you know that this platform is used by over 100 million people worldwide? What does this tell you? This simply means that this platform is a very popular one among users and many people are already making use of the services of the platform. If on the other hand, you don’t know what this amazon platform is all about, here is your chance.
When it comes to the world of online retailing, Amazon is clearly ahead of others. And the domination of this company, amazon, can also be felt on other aspects. Still, on the matter of online retailing, amazon does or makes millions or should I say billions of dollars each year on sales. Prime day alone, one of the features of amazon generates approximately 4 billion USD in revenue. What then is amazon prime and why is it so popular? Amazon Prime is a paid subscription program offered by amazon. This subscription service gives users the ability to access additional services at a premium to Amazon customers. The services of this service would not be available normally to amazon customers, but with this feature, it is made available.
Amazon Prime Features
Amazon prime just as reported in this article offers services that would otherwise be unavailable to ordinary amazon users. What therefore are these services one may ask? One very important and popular feature made available to prime users is a free fast shipping of their items whenever they shop on the platform. Other services include streaming of videos, movies, TV shows, music, exclusive shopping deals and selection, unlimited reading materials and so many more. the benefits and features of this feature can be categorized into;
- Shipping benefits.
- Streaming benefits.
- Shopping benefits.
- Reading benefits and others.
Amazon Prime offers free two-day shipping on eligible items on the US. It also offers same-day delivery features and options in eligible zip codes. Another shipping benefit it offers is the prime now feature which enables users to get 2-hour delivery on thousands of items. Another shipping benefit of this amazon feature is that it offers free release-date delivery on pre-ordered items in addresses in the US only. Other shipping benefits include free no-rush shipping which lets users who do not need their orders immediately to get it a later date. And lastly, Amazon day. Users get to select a weekly delivery day for items they buy throughout the week.
This feature, amazon prime also offers some tasteful streaming benefits and they include prime video, amazon channels, prime music, amazon music unlimited, and prime gaming. Prime Video allows users to stream movies, TV series for users in the US, and Puerto Rico. With amazon channels on the other hand users get to enjoy and stream their favorite shows and movies from popular platforms such as HBO, STARZ, and SHOWTIME for a small amount. There is no cable required and you can choose to cancel at any time you want. Users in the US and Puerto Rico get to access unlimited ad-free access to tons of songs and playlists with prime music. Prime users get to access free games, in-game content, and free channel subscription monthly on twitch.
Shopping being one of the main revenue generators for amazon has got a lot of interesting benefits offered to prime subscribers and some of these shopping benefits include;
- Whole food market benefits.
- Amazon 4-star and amazon book store benefits.
- Amazon prime rewards visa signature card benefits.
- The Amazon prime store card benefits.
- Amazon dash for prime benefits.
- Amazon fresh benefits.
- Prime wardrobe benefits.
- Prime pantry benefits.
- Personal shopper by prime wardrobe benefits.
- Deals and discounts, compliments of amazon family benefits.
- Prime early access and amazon elements benefits.
These are the shopping benefits prime users get to enjoy and benefit from subscribing to the feature.
Amazon prime offers two types of reading benefits and they are prime reading benefits and amazon first read benefits. The prime reading benefits offer users the ability to borrow books, magazines, and others from the prime reading catalog. These items can be read on your fire tablet, Kindle e-reader, or the Kindle reading apps for mobile devices for Android and iOS. Amazon first reads on the other hand gives members in the US early access to download a new book for free from the amazon first reads picks every month.
How To Sign Up For Amazon Prime
Signing up for amazon prime is easy. When you sign up for this program you would be given a 3o day free trial period. At the end of this period, Amazon will start charging you for the service. And within this period or after, you can choose to opt-out of your subscription to the platform. The membership to this platform is offered in two tiers which are annually or monthly. To sign up for an amazon prime membership, follow the steps below;
- Go to the amazon prime page here.
- Tap or click the sign-in tab on the amazon prime page.
- Follow the on-screen instructions from the account registration page to complete the sign-up and payment process.
When you follow the steps above correctly, your amazon prime account would be set up in no time.
How To Cancel Your Amazon Prime Membership
There are lots of perks and benefits that come with having an amazon prime account and most of which have been discussed in this article already. But as you also know, all of these benefits come at a price. While some persons may actually think that having an amazon prime membership is all worth it, other doesn’t share the same idea. And since the platform raised its subscription fee by $20 this year, they are fed up with the service already and feel like canceling their subscription. Doing this is easy and to accomplish your aim of canceling your amazon prime subscription, follow the steps below;
- Login to your amazon account.
- Click on the account and lists option at the top of the navigation bar.
- From the drop-down menu, select your prime membership.
- You will see the end membership and benefits options on the left side of the screen. Select this option and confirm that you want to cancel your membership.
That’s it. You have just successfully canceled your amazon prime subscription.