Amazon has just launched Amazon Prime in Australia which offers fast free delivery on millions of local and international items plus access to video streaming and e-book services.
The Amazon Prime membership program is already enjoyed by more than 100 million members around the world in 17 countries and now Australia has finally been included.
The biggest benefit for Australian Amazon Prime members will be free delivery on millions of items available from Australia and around the world.
Prime Expedited Delivery means nearly 90 per cent of all Australians will receive their package in two business days.
Customers can sign up here for a free 30 day trial and then join Prime for $6.99 a month or save 30 per cent with an annual payment of $59.
Australians can also take advantage of an introductory price of $4.99 a month.
“We hope that Australians will love free two business day delivery on products from Amazon Australia and free international delivery on products from Amazon US, all available to customers on Amazon.com.au,” says Jamil Ghani, Vice President, Prime International, Amazon.
“We are really proud to bring Australians the most extensive set of Prime benefits at launch for any country – ever.
“This is just the beginning for Prime in Australia, as we will keep making Prime better, adding even more selection and benefits.”
This free fast delivery is available to customers in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart and Perth as well as regional cities including Shepparton, Toowoomba, Wagga, Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Gold Coast, Gosford and Newcastle.
Prime members in more remote locations will still receive free delivery but it will just take four or five days.
Prime membership also means customers will have access to more than four million products from the Amazon US store sold directly at Amazon.com.au with free delivery on orders over $US49.
Members will also have exclusive access to special shopping deals and will also be able to shop via voice on Alexa enabled devices.
But Amazon Prime is not just about free and fast shipping.
Membership also includes access to the Amazon Prime Video streaming service and Amazon Prime Reading where customers can enjoy access to more than 1,000 e-books.
Gamers can also benefit with access to Twitch Prime which offers free games every month and access to free in game content and currency.
Customers can also enjoy free release date delivery which means Prime-eligible products like video games including Red Dead Redemption II and Call of Duty Black Ops 4 can be delivered to you on the day of release.
“We are thrilled to bring Prime, our premium membership program and its many benefits, to Australia, little more than six months after the launch of our Marketplace and Retail offering,” said Rocco Braeuniger, Country Manager of Amazon Australia.
“We have been working hard to expand selection, ensure customers get great value, and improve the Amazon shopping experience for Australians.
“With the addition of Prime, customers can now enjoy the most convenient way to shop and take advantage of new and expanding benefits from Amazon.”
What you get with Amazon Prime:
Amazon Prime Video:Prime members can stream or download popular and award-winning Prime Original series like The Grand Tour, Golden Globe winner The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel, Emmy winner The Man in the High Castle, American Gods, and the highly anticipated Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan starring John Krasinski, which will premiere on 31 August 2018. Prime members can watch anytime, anywhere via the Prime Video app on mobile phones, tablets, select Smart TVs, game consoles, Fire TV stick and more
Amazon Prime Reading: Members enjoy access to more than 1,000 e-books, short reads, comics, travel guides, children’s books and more – including best sellers like Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and The Fourth Friend, Australian classics from Miles Franklin and Marcus Clarke, as well as nonfiction like Up From the Mission and Dane Swan’s autobiography. Members can start reading now by downloading the free Kindle reading app for mobile phones and tablets or by using any Kindle e-reader and Fire Tablet.
Twitch Prime: Prime members enjoy a selection of free games every month, access to free in-game loot for some of the world’s biggest games, like Fortnite, Call of Duty WWII, and Heroes of the Storm, a Twitch channel subscription every 30 days, an expanded set of chat emotes and colours, an exclusive chat badge, and more.
Exclusive Deals: Prime members will have exclusive access to special shopping deals from Australia’s and the world’s most popular brands. Australian Prime members will be able to shop the site on Prime Day, Amazon’s deal-shopping event exclusively for Prime members.
Discounted Priority Delivery: Prime members can save money on all Prime eligible Priority deliveries, receiving deliveries in as fast as one day.
Alexa Shopping: Prime members will now be able to shop via voice on Alexa enabled devices.
Free Release Date Delivery: Nearly 90% of Australians will be able to pre-order Prime-eligible products including video games like Red Dead Redemption II, Avengers Infinity War and Call of Duty Black Ops 4 and have them delivered on release date.