According to reports, Amazon Prime membership will face a price increase of up to 50 per cent in December.
According to a recent snapshot taken from the Amazon app, the current yearly Prime membership plan, which costs Rs. 999, will be available till December 13. After then, an Amazon Prime subscription will cost Rs. 1,499, representing an Rs. 500 (or nearly 50%) increase in price. Amazon acknowledged to Gadgets 360 a month ago that the membership fee will be increased, but did not specify when the increase would take effect.
It was confirmed by a member of the Desi Dime community on the discussion boards that the move to new Amazon Prime subscription fees will take effect on December 13. A screenshot from the Amazon app confirmed this. Amazon has already confirmed that the increased prices will be implemented.
The annual Amazon Prime membership plan will be priced at Rs. 1,499 instead of Rs. 999, the three-month plan will be priced at Rs. 459 instead of the current Rs. 329, and the one-month Amazon Prime subscription plan will be priced at Rs. 179 instead of Rs. 129, according to the company.
Those who have not to renew their Amazon Prime membership should do so immediately because the yearly membership cost will increase by Rs. 500 as of January 1, 2019. Amazon has even changed the page on its website to reflect the increased Prime membership cost. It has now been reported that the last day to purchase the membership at the existing pricing will be on December 13.
Despite the increase in costs, the benefits of an Amazon Prime subscription remain the same. On qualifying addresses, the membership provides free standard one-to-two-day delivery, and there is no minimum order value necessary for free standard delivery.
The service also gives you access to Amazon Video and Amazon Music content. The Amazon Prime membership also includes limitless 5 per cent reward points on Amazon purchases made with an ICICI bank credit card, access to free in-game content on popular mobile games with Prime Gaming, and free access to a rotating selection of books through Prime Reading.