29 Facts About Amazon Key


In 2005, Amazon Key announced Amazon Key Prime as a membership service offering free two-day shipping within the contiguous United States on all eligible purchases for an annual fee of $79 and discounted one-day shipping rates.

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Amazon Key Prime is available in Ireland, with plans for a major expansion in 2022.

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In March 2014, Amazon Key increased the annual US membership fee for Amazon Key Prime from $79 to $99.

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Shortly after this change, Amazon Key announced Prime Music, providing unlimited, ad-free music streaming.

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In November 2014, Amazon Key added Prime Photos, adding unlimited storage of files deemed to be photographs in the users' Amazon Key Drive.

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Amazon Key began offering free same-day delivery to Prime members in 14 United States metropolitan areas in May 2015.

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In December 2015, Amazon Key stated that "tens of millions" of people were Amazon Key Prime members.

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Amazon Key Prime added 3 million members during the third week of December 2015.

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That month Amazon Key announced the creation of the Streaming Partners Program, a subscription service that provides Amazon Key Prime subscribers with additional streaming video services.

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In January 2016, Amazon Key Prime reached 54 million members according to a report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

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In September 2016, Amazon Key launched a restaurant delivery service for Prime members in London, England, with free delivery on all orders over £15.

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Amazon Key then partnered with different game developers offering in-game loots as rewards to subscribers.

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In December 2016, Amazon Key began offering Prime membership for an alternative monthly, instead of yearly fee, of $10.

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Amazon Key announced Wickedly Prime, an own-brand line of food and beverages available to Prime members.

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Amazon Key announced Prime Wardrobe, a service that lets customers try on clothes before they pay, in June 2017.

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Also in 2017, Amazon Key announced the Prime Exclusive Phone program, which offers some smartphones displaying Amazon Key ads on the lock screen from companies including LG, Motorola and Nokia at a discount.

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In May 2018, Amazon Key increased the annual US Prime membership fee from $99 to $119.

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In June 2019, Amazon expanded its one-day delivery with Amazon Prime, stating that Prime Free One Day was available to U S members on more than 10 million products with no minimum purchase.

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In February 2022, Amazon Key announced its first increase in almost four years for the annual US Prime membership fee from $119 to $139.

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Amazon Key offers a separate subscription service with a much larger music catalog called Amazon Key Music Unlimited, which costs $8.

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Amazon Key re-branded its Twitch Prime to Amazon Key Prime Gaming in 2020.

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Amazon Key discontinued the program in different locations on different dates, making the items formerly found exclusively in Prime Pantry available for purchase in the main store.

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In December 2014, Amazon Key announced that as a benefit to Prime members located in parts of Manhattan and New York City the capability to get products delivered to them within one hour for a fee of $7.

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The service, Amazon Key, became available for customers residing in 37 United States metro areas in April 2018.

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In-CarAmazon Key In-Car is a service allowing owners of vehicles with OnStar or Volvo on Call, to get packages delivered in their vehicle's trunk.

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In-GarageAt CES 2019, Amazon announced a partnership with the Chamberlain Group, allowing packages to be placed in customers garages with myQ-enabled openers, as part of the Key service.

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At the time of announcement, there is no exact launch date other than "later this year", as Amazon Key awaits permission from the FAA and Lockeford officials.

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Amazon Key defended criticism of the event, noting that order volume on the website had "surpassed" Black Friday sales in 2014.

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That same month, Amazon Key Prime announced that it had signed Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, formerly of BBC's Top Gear, to begin working on The Grand Tour for Amazon Key Prime Video, which was released in 2016.

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