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Everything You Need to Know About Amazon Prime & Amazon Business Prime

Are you a regular customer at Amazon? 

Whether you’re a business owner or you are just a common customer searching to purchase something of worth from the Amazon, then it is highly important that you look into the Amazon’s membership programs.

Amazon offers to forms of membership programs and they are, 

  • Amazon Prime
  • Amazon Business Prime 

Both of these membership programs have a wide range of benefits. 

To give you a better insight into what each membership program offers, we have done detailed speculation of both. We have listed down everything important that one must know about them. 

This particular post is specifically written to help customers make up their minds about which membership is worth taking a look at. However, if you’re a vendor planning to start out your own business on Amazon, might I recommend you to take a look at one of our other posts, Amazon FBA vs FBM: Which is better? I am sure this post will help you understand the FBA and FBM concepts clearly. 

But for now, speaking of Amazon prime and business prime, let’s cut to the chase & learn about them. 

What is Amazon Prime? 

One of the two membership programs that Amazon offers is the Amazon Prime membership. In case, you’ve planned out your subscription for Amazon Prime, you will be able to gain some extra advantage compared to free users. You can experience free same-day or two-day shipping perk on certain products. You will be able to stream your favorite shows and movies, you can listen to your favorite tunes and gain access to some other services such as Prime Wardrobe and Prime Pantry for instance. 

Also, for all the Amazon Prime users, there comes a day when Amazon holds an annual sale. According to some Prime users, it’s one of the biggest events Amazon upholds and is even bigger than any common Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals offered by other similar platforms. It’s what the Amazon calls the Amazon Prime Day. In case, you haven’t subscribed, you can’t cash the benefit of purchasing products during Prime Day sales and in fact, miss out on some of the Amazon best deals. 

Amazon Prime Price: How Much Does it Cost? 

Just last year, Amazon increased the price rates of its membership fee for the Amazon Prime subscribers. New members will now have to pay around $119 every year for the annual Prime membership. If you’re registered as a student, the price cuts down by half and you’ll only be liable to pay $59 every year. Other then that, you have an alternate option of paying $12.99 per month or $6.49 per month (student) with free month access to Amazon Prime subscription. Do you want to sign-up? 

To sign up on Amazon’s Prime Free Trial, Click Here

What Benefits Can One Have with the Amazon Prime? 

A few of the listed benefits for Amazon Prime members are, 

Shipping Benefits

  • Free two-day shipping on eligible items in the US.
  • Free same-day delivery in eligible zip codes.
  • Prime Now: Get two-hour delivery on thousands of items in eligible zip codes.
  • Free release-date delivery on eligible pre-order items in the US.
  • Free no-rush shipping: Earn rewards on purchases you don’t need right away.

Entertainment Benefits

  • Prime Video: Access to movies and TV episodes for members in the US.
  • Amazon Channels: Watch content from HBO, SHOWTIME, and STARZ channels for an additional $4.99 to $14.99 per month, depending on the channel.
  • Prime Music: Ad-free access to Prime playlists and songs for members in the US.
  • Amazon Music Unlimited: Discounted Amazon Music Unlimited monthly plans.
  • Twitch Prime: Discounts on physical games pre-orders and new releases. Plus, Twitch.tv users who link their Amazon Prime account get ad-free viewing on Twitch, a free Twitch channel subscription every month, and exclusive access to free game content.
  • Prime Reading: Borrow books, magazines, and more from the Prime Reading catalog and read them on your Fire tablet, Kindle e-reader, or the Kindle reading apps.
  • Amazon First Reads Early access for members in the US to download a new book for free every month from the Amazon First Reads picks.
  • Audible Channels for Prime: Unlimited listening to original audio series and playlists.

Shopping Benefits

  • Whole Foods Market: Exclusive savings and two-hour delivery via Prime Now.
  • Amazon Dash for Prime: The ability to use the Dash Wand.
  • Amazon Fresh: Pay an additional monthly membership fee to receive free shipping on all Amazon Fresh grocery orders of $50 or more, or pay a flat delivery fee.
  • Prime Wardrobe: Try on clothes (eligible items only) before you buy. You will only be charged for the items you decide to keep.
  • Prime Pantry: Members in select regions can shop for groceries and household products and pay an additional delivery fee.
  • Amazon Elements: Access to Amazon’s own line of everyday products.
  • Prime Day: Access to deals during Amazon’s annual summertime sale event.
  • Prime Early Access: Get 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals on Amazon.com.
  • More deals: Regular discounts on items like diapers and baby food, plus 15% off eligible products on your baby registry.

Miscellaneous Benefits

  • The membership sharing feature now all two adults to share some Amazon Prime benefits using Amazon households. Are you a paid Prime member working with a personal account, even if you’re a vendor planning to sell your product through Amazon after performing thorough Amazon Product Research, this option can still provide you the benefits of studying the Amazon market effectively. 
  • Get Unlimited storage for Photos on the Amazon Drive. 

What is Amazon Business Prime? 

For those of you who don’t know what Amazon Business is, it is a free version of the Amazon service completely tailored to offer Amazon services to different businesses. If you are registered as a business at Amazon, the Amazon Business can allow you o easily streamline your procurement experience by giving you different business assistance services. For example, if you’re in school business, then you might require IT and lab equipment to deliver better quality education. 

With Amazon Business Prime, you can get all of these products at a special with discounts. With a business account, administrators can also add other employees so they can purchase stuff they want. 

And just like Amazon Prime is a subscription for normal Amazon users, the Amazon Business also comes with a Prime subscription for Amazon business users. It offers them extra benefits and more. 

In Which Countries is Amazon Business Prime Available? 

Unlike Amazon Prime which is available everywhere, the Amazon Business service is limited to specific countries. It is available in a total of eight different countries but the Prime subscription is only available in Germany, the United States, and Japan. 

Amazon Business Prime Price: How Much Does it Cost? 

Unlike Amazon Prime, the Amazon Business Prime feature has a pricing model based on the number of Amazon users using the subscription. The Amazon Business Account has the following packages:  

  • Essentials: $179 a year for up to three users
  • Small: $499 a year for up to 10 users
  • Medium: $1,299 a year for up to 100 users
  • Enterprise: $10,099 a year for over 100 users
  • Public Sector*: $3,499 a year for over 100 users  

Depending on your requirements, you can choose the plan which suits best to your needs. Subscribe and you will get a 30-day free trial to have an experience of what the Amazon Business Prime is like. 

The Public sector is only available in US federal, state, local and regional government entities. 

What are the Type of Benefits Included in Amazon Business Prime? 

A few of the listed benefits for Amazon Business Prime members are, 

  • Business pricing: Members get access to Business Prime exclusives and Prime Day deals.
  • Spend visibility*: Powered by AWS QuickSight, this feature provides visualizations of company spending, making it easier to analyze data and spending trends.
  • Guided buying*: Account administrators can mark certain suppliers and products as preferred, set specific product category restrictions, and more, to improve compliance and consolidate suppliers. 
  • Amazon Business American Express Card: Business Prime members can get access to a no-annual-fee credit card. Visit www.amazon.com/businesscard for more details.
  • Extended terms for Pay by Invoice*: Business Prime members can request “Extended Terms for Pay by Invoice” — extending their payment terms to 45 or 60 days, depending on their plan, to pay an Amazon Business invoice. 
  • Business delivery: Free same-day, one-day, and two-day shipping on eligible items, plus free delivery on special items, discounted expedited delivery, and consolidated deliveries that arrive on a pallet on your receiving dock or doorstep.

So there’s just about every detail and information that one must require before they purchase a subscription plan for Amazon Prime or Amazon Business Prime. Which one would you like to select? 

Let us know in the comments below. 

Ashad Ubaid

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