Amazon Prime, a membership programme for online marketplace Amazon, entered Singapore shores at end-2017. The membership programme offers perks such as free shipping, “ultra-fast” delivery services that can be done through a mobile app, along with exclusive access to entertainment content at a highly affordable monthly fee of S$2.99.
On top of that, signing up for Amazon Prime entitles you to utilise their free trial for 30 days before you have to pay for the subscription. Subsequently, you can cancel your Prime subscription anytime.
In this article, we take a deeper look into the perks of signing up for Amazon Prime, and if the $2.99 a month subscription fee is worth it or not.
#1 Amazon Prime Video
One of the perks to subscribing to Amazon Prime would be access to Amazon Prime Video. Prime Video hosts all Amazon Original series, as well as other hit movies, TV series and entertainment content. Some titles that you might be familiar with may include “Jack Ryan”, “Modern Love”, “Good Omens”, “The Romanoffs” and more.
The subscription includes on-demand streaming of Amazon Prime Video on up to 3 simultaneous screens and the content is compatible on TVs, tablets, mobile devices or on the web. Alternatively, Amazon Prime Video access also allows you to download the entertainment content for offline viewing.
#2 Free Delivery
One-Day Domestic Delivery: Another perk that Amazon Prime subscribers enjoy is the one-day domestic delivery service. This is applicable for items marked as Prime-eligible under Amazon.sg and there is no minimum purchases needed. This can be seen under the product detail page and at checkout on Amazon.sg.
Amazon Prime Now: Delivery benefits also extend to the Amazon Prime Now app, an excusive and standalone mobile app that allows members to enjoy ultra-fast within-the-hour delivery of selected items.
International Delivery: Amazon Prime membership also offers you free international delivery on millions of eligible items from Amazon US even when you shop on Amazon.sg, as long as your international purchases add up to over S$60.
#3 Early Access Deals
Prime members get exclusive access to select deals such as special shopping deals and events, and lightning deals.
Access begins 30 minutes ahead for Prime members so they can get the best prices on the offers they’ve been eyeing before everyone.
#4 Amazon Twitch Prime
Amazon Prime membership also entitles you to a Twitch, their very own games channel. As a Prime member, you enjoy added gaming benefits such as free games for you to download and keep for life, exclusive skins, characters and bonuses, in-game loot and more for your favourite games.
Prime members also enjoy a premium experience on Twitch as they can access to an expanded set of chat emotes and badges.
A Steal At S$2.99 A Month, If You’re A Heavy Shopper
If you’re a heavy and frequent shopper on Amazon or Amazon Prime Now, there is no doubt that the free shipping benefits and international delivery are perks that will quickly make up for the cost, since most e-commerce companies charge a premium for such value-added services.
Additionally, the access to Amazon Prime Video is a very welcome bonus for those looking for an entertainment fix. Unfortunately, although the titles include exclusive Amazon Originals, they do have a limited collection compared to Netflix and have in-stream commercials.