32 Facts About Amazon Prime


Amazon Prime is a paid subscription service from Amazon which is available in various countries and gives users access to additional services otherwise unavailable or available at a premium to other Amazon customers.

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Amazon Prime launched the program in Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom in 2007; in France in 2008, in Italy in 2011, in Canada in 2013, in India in July 2016, in Mexico in March 2017, in Turkey in September 2020, in Sweden in September 2021, and in Poland in October 2021.

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

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In November 2011, it was announced that Amazon Prime members had access to the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, which allows users to borrow up to one a month of specified popular Kindle e-books.

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

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

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

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

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

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In September 2016, Amazon subsidiary Twitch announced features available to users with an Amazon Prime subscription, including monthly offers of video games and add-on content, and the ability to purchase a free subscription to a user's channel once per-month.

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

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

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

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In May 2018, Amazon 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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On March 3, 2020, Amazon announced it installed "mini-fulfillment centers" in select U S cities, including Dallas, Orlando, Philadelphia, and Phoenix to reduce same-day delivery times.

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

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Amazon Prime Music is a music streaming service similar to Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music and others, which is available to Amazon Prime members at no extra cost.

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

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Additionally, Amazon Prime Gaming allows for a free paid subscription to one Twitch partner per month.

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Amazon Prime Reading is unrelated to Kindle Unlimited and Kindle First, both of which continue to be available or the Kindle Owners Lending Library, which was discontinued in January 2021.

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In December 2014, Amazon 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 Prime Key, became available for customers residing in 37 United States metro areas in April 2018.

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In-CarAmazon Prime 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 Prime 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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On June 13, 2022, Amazon announced that they will be delivering products using Prime Air drones to customers residing in the small town of Lockeford, California.

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The inaugural Amazon Prime Day faced criticism over the quality of the discounts offered, with many of them being tied to items not in high demand.

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Amazon Prime 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 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 Prime Video, which was released in 2016.

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On July 13, 2016, Amazon Prime said customers placed 60 percent more orders worldwide on "Prime Day".

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The 2019 concert was held on July 10 ahead of Amazon Prime Day starting on July 15, and streamed exclusively for Amazon Prime subscribers, featuring Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Becky G, and SZA.

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In May 2021, Amazon Prime Day was postponed indefinitely in Canada due to COVID-19.

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