Amazon has officially launched Amazon Prime in India.
The service costs 499 INR (around $7.50) per year. This “introductory” price will later rise to 999 INR ($14.80). With Amazon Prime customers get the free one- and two-day delivery for products to over 100 cities. Same-day delivery will be available in top cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. You will also get early access to selected deals.
Here is what you get with Amazon Prime in India.
- Guaranteed, free, 1-day or 2-day delivery.
- Discounted same-day, scheduled and morning delivery in select cities.
- 30-minute early access to Lightning deals and member-only exclusives.
Also, Amazon Prime members don’t have to worry about a “minimum order value” for free standard delivery.
Customers will get a 60-day free trial to the service. Later they can opt – out from Amazon Prime. You can re-join the service at a later date if you plan not to continue after the free trial period. Two month trial period is good enough to test the faster delivery.
Does Amazon automatically charge your debit or credit card for the Prime account after the free trial?
No, the terms and conditions states. “We will not auto-charge your credit, debit card or bank account saved on Amazon for your Prime membership at the end of the free trial.”
For a regular shopper on Amazon, Amazon Prime will work like a charm. Generally, 1-day or 2-day shipping will set you back by INR 100 or so per item. So, if you order 10 items, you already recouped your yearly subscription cost.
But there is no confirm date for Amazon’s Prime video service yet. Though some media reports indicated that it will come soon. According to a report by Factor Daily, Amazon is reducing as much as $300 million into securing and developing original content in India for Prime customers, which is planned to launch “later this year”.