Amazon Prime Services was started by Amazon India for its customers in 2016. It is a special service that customers can enjoy after subscribing with a yearly fee. Initially, the annual subscription fee after the launch was Rs. 499, which was increased to Rs. 999 after one year. However, a free trial of the Prime Services free for 30 days is also provided so that the user can understand and experience the benefits and various Amazon offers available with the subscription.
Fast and Free Delivery
Usually, Amazon customers without a Prime membership can avail free delivery only for purchases above Rs. 599 for items ‘Fulfilled by Amazon’. But for delivery within one day, users have to pay Rs. 100 and for delivery within 2 days, Rs. 80 have to be paid as delivery charges.
On the other hand, if you are a prime member, you enjoy free delivery benefit on ‘Fulfilled by Amazon’ products. It delivers to over a hundred Indian cities with no added delivery charge and without any minimum purchase value. For ‘One-Day’ and ‘Two-Day’ deliveries, customers do not have to bear any extra charge.
While for products that are not eligible for ‘One-Day’ or ‘Two-Day deliveries’, Amazon ensures the fastest possible delivery speed and customers can know that from the product page. Customers subscribed to Amazon Prime services can also enjoy ‘Same-Day’ or ‘Morning’ deliveries to selected pin codes in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru etc and that too at a discounted delivery charge.
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime subscription provides you access to Amazon Prime Video services. Though, Amazon Prime is yet to have as many exclusive shows as Netflix, the introduction of many new shows contributes to the rising popularity. Here, you can enjoy Hollywood and Bollywood blockbusters like Sultan, Kabali, and Mission Impossible, Rogue Nation etc. You can also watch U.S and Indian TV shows, stand-up comedy shows and Amazon Original Series like Transparent and Breathe. Amazon Prime Video can be accessed both on computer/laptop, iOS and Android smartphones/tablets and smart TVs. Apart from watching your favourite shows online, you can also download them for watching offline. Amazon Prime has included many kids’ movies and shows too in its menu.
Amazon Prime Music
Amazon Prime Music is the latest feature to be added to Prime Services for Amazon India customers. It enables you to enjoy ad-free music streaming and unlimited downloads. There are millions of songs for users to listen to. You can enjoy music in multiple languages like English, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, and Punjabi etc. and in different genres according to your mood and choice of artist. The specially created playlist can be enjoyed with the help of voice-controlled Alexa from your mobile app. You will not need to search or type, you can just Alexa to play your choice of songs. Amazon Prime Music can be accessed from iOS and Android devices, desktop apps, web player, Amazon Fire TV sticks, Amazon Echo and Alexa enabled devices. According to users, Amazon Prime music streaming services are better than other apps’ like Gaana, Wynk etc. The exact size of the playlist of Amazon Prime Music is not known but Alexa has been able to play every song requested, so it can be ensured that the collection is vast.
Apart from the above-mentioned services offered by Amazon Prime, as a Prime member, you can also enjoy various deals and offers while shopping on the website. Look for items marked ‘Prime’ and get added benefits and services. Amazon Prime ensures an easier and more secure shopping experience along with access to music and entertainment.