Amazon.in today announced the launch of its globally popular Amazon Prime membership program in India. With Prime, Indian customers in over 100 cities can enjoy unlimited free one-day and two-day delivery on lakhs of eligible products from India’s largest online shopping selection. Amazon.in is offering a free trial period of 60 days to allow Indian shoppers to experience the benefits of Prime.
Along with unlimited free fast delivery, Prime members can enjoy Prime Early Access, allowing members to purchase top Lightning Deals 30 minutes early, every single day. Additionally, Prime members will have special opportunities to enjoy Exclusive Deals from brands and sellers, selected especially for Prime members.
“We are very excited to bring Prime to our customers in India. With Prime, guaranteed one-day delivery becomes an everyday experience instead of an occasional indulgence, and with no minimum purchases, it provides unlimited convenience all year long” says Amit Agarwal, Vice-President & Country Head, Amazon India. “For sellers, Fulfillment by Amazon is now an even more powerful opportunity to rapidly grow their business and at the same time, provide customers across India with vast selection and unlimited fast free Prime delivery.”
Amazon.in is offering Prime at an introductory annual subscription fee of INR.499, a discount of INR.500 over the list price of INR.999. As a special promotion, customers who sign up early can enjoy Prime free for 60 days, which is twice the normal trial period globally. Non-members will continue to have the option of expedited delivery on their orders with the usual delivery charges where applicable. Prime members in 20 cities can also choose same-day, morning or scheduled delivery at a discounted fee of INR 50 per order on over 10,000 products. For deliveries to cities not yet eligible for one-day or two-day delivery, members will receive free delivery with no minimum purchase.
“Amazon Prime was designed with one simple objective, to delight our customers. Tens of millions of members around the world enjoy the best of Amazon with a Prime membership, and now this one-of-a-kind program is available to our millions of customers in India,” says Greg Greeley, Vice-President Worldwide Prime, Amazon. “Since its inception in every country, Prime continues to evolve as we add millions of additional items that can be delivered incredibly fast and free. We have also introduced unique digital benefits like Prime Video featuring Amazon Original Series and Movies – you’ll be hearing more about that in the coming months.”
Amazon.in has revamped its on-site and app experience to allow customers to seamlessly discover and choose Prime products. Customers searching for products can use the new “Prime” filter to look for all eligible Products. A “Prime” badge will be displayed on listings to indicate when a product will be delivered to the customer’s address. Customers can sign up for it at www.amazon.in/prime.
Prime products will be delivered through the Fulfilment By Amazon (FBA) channel. FBA is the company’s gold standard product fulfilment service. It helps sellers increase online sales by giving them access to Amazon’s fulfilment resources, fast, free delivery options for their products and acclaimed customer service. Sellers need to simply send their products to an Amazon fulfilment center and Amazon stores inventory, picks, packs and ships orders across India and also provide customer service on their behalf. FBA products are eligible for premium deliveries such as One Day Delivery and Morning Delivery, generating more orders for sellers. Most sellers report a substantial sales increase after they start using FBA.