Known for its lightning fast shipping and efficient video streaming, you might be questioning whether finally subscribing to Amazon Prime is right for you.
But exactly what does the subscription include and what are the Amazon Prime benefits? Are they good enough to make you take the plunge?
You might be surprised at just how far-ranging the benefits are, ranging from their popular fast shipping, to reading and video streaming services too.
Here weuncover the best that Amazon Prime has to offer customers and whether the service is worth the cost.
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Amazon Prime benefits and features you need to know
1. Shipping Benefits
One-day and Same Day Delivery
Amazon Prime customers can enjoy free unlimited one-day or same-day shipping on millions of products, meaning you can receive your urgent purchases without the stress of postal delays.
If you have a bit more time on your hands, look for the 'no-rush delivery' option at checkout and you can even receive a small credit that can redeemed on digital purchases.
And if you're always on the look out for the latest book, piece of tech or failsafe product, then Prime's free release-date delivery is the choice for you.
Simply pre-order your chosen product and if it's eligible for the service, as a Prime subscriber you'll receive your item on the very day it's released with no waiting around.
Specific delivery time slots with Prime Now
For more specific delivery time slots, Prime also has you covered with their Prime Now 1 & 2 hour delivery service. This is available in certain residential postcodes and allows you to have products delivered to you fast, ranging from groceries to electronics.
Nominate an "Amazon Day"
You can also select your own Amazon Day - add items throughout the week and they will be delivered on your preferred day without any hassle.
2. Shopping Benefits
If you own an Amazon Echo, Fire Tablet or other Alexa-compatible device than simply ask your devise for the latest deals. She will then list all the Prime-exclusive deals available to you, pausing after each one to ask if you would like it with this handy Prime exclusive. You can also ask her to order or re-order your most-used items.
Prime Wardrobe also allows customers to experience a whole new efficient way of shopping. With seven days to try eligible clothing, shoes and accessories all in the comfort of your own home, you can try before you buy. Simply send what you don't want back to them and only pay for what you keep.
3. Early and exclusive deals access
Amazon Prime Day deals is one of the perks most people are familiar with. But you'll also get early access to Lightning deals year round. Prime allows subscribers access ahead of other shoppers.
4. Amazon Family savings on regular orders
Amazon Family allows members up to 20% off nappies and baby food, as well as personalised product recommendations for your family and even more exclusive offers.
5. Streaming Benefits
Prime Video is Amazon's Netflix, offering movies, TV shows and Amazon original content. It's accessible on the majority of mobile devices, streaming devices, games consoles and also smart TVs.
You can also download your favourite shows and movies on to your phone or tablet for offline viewing, so you don't have to miss a moment.
Amazon Prime MusicAmazon Prime Music affords subscribers unlimited, ad-free access to a song library of over 2 million tracks.
These can be streamed on various devices and as with Prime Video, songs can be downloaded for offline listening. Though this is not the same as Amazon Music Unlimited which offers more tracks, Prime subscribers do get a discounted rate on the full Amazon Music Unlimited subscription at £7.99 per month.
With Twitch Prime, customers can get bonus game content every month and a Twitch Channel Subscription to enjoy streams of all their favourite games.
6. Reading Benefits
Prime Reading provides unlimited access on any device to more than a thousand eBooks, popular magazines, comics, books with Audible narration and even more. Book lovers can truly read anytime, anywhere with a Prime subscription.
With Amazon First Reads subscribers can readone of next month's new Kindle book releases now for £0.00 per month.
7. Shared access
Subscribers can link their accounts with one other adult and share shipping, streaming access to movies and TV shows, Amazon Family discounts and more.
8. Free unlimited photo storage
If your a lover of all things photography or just an enthusiastic snapper, Prime have you covered with secure unlimited photo storage. Prime members can access their photos anywhere as well as share photos from your phone, tablet or computer.
Are the Amazon Prime benefits worth it?
For £7.99 a month you can have everything you might need at your fingertips, arriving on your doorstep within hours. So if you are looking for convenience and flexibility, then the variety of services, delivery options and extras included within the Amazon Prime subscription might just be perfect for you.
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