Amazon will make its Prime subscription more expensive for users in India next month. Desi Dime was first reported in the discussion, from 14 December the subscription will increase to Rs.500. A page from Amazon also confirmed this. For the unincorporated, Amazon Prime membership currently has an annual plan of Rs 999, a quarterly plan of Rs 329 and a monthly plan of Rs 129 in India. These prices will go up to Rs 1,499, Rs 429 and Rs 179 respectively next month.
Significantly, users who plan to upgrade to an Amazon Prime subscription are advised to do so before December 13, after which the new subscription fee will take effect. The e-commerce platform further clarified that existing members will continue to enjoy subscriptions at the old price till the end of their membership. For the time being, they do not have to pay any additional fee.
Earlier this year, Amazon announced a new “youth offer” in India. Under this offer, customers aged 18-24 will be eligible for cashback up to Rs.500. Amazon assures that this plan will still apply.
Amazon Prime membership brings benefits such as Amazon Prime music access, prime video exclusive content and two-day delivery to eligible addresses. It will also offer unlimited 5 percent reward points on Amazon purchases via Amazon Pay ICICI Bank credit card, access to free in-game content at Prime Gaming and free access to books including Prime Reading.
Amazon has completed the merger of its grocery store Fresh and Pantry in a single unified store called Amazon Fresh in India. It will now provide daily groceries, perishable and household goods. The new store, available in more than 300 cities across the country, will offer customers unbeatable savings, wide selection of products and fast and convenient delivery options to a single online destination.
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