There are many reasons as to why you should be an Amazon Prime member but there are 5 that will have your investment returned in no time.
Of course this will vary on a what you need basis, but this list is for anyone and everyone as I leave out the little “extras” that I think you won’t need.
As a frequent online shopper myself and one that does a lot of it on Amazon, I know the benefits of a price that some shoppers might deem unaffordable.
With all the bills piling up and other expenses, who can really afford to join Amazon Prime?
Well, before you write off this service, let me give you a little insight on the type of savings and benefits that you can get just for paying $12.99/month.
What is Amazon Prime?
Amazon Prime is Amazon.com’s premium service that allows its members to gain access to several benefits for paying a monthly fee.
With over 100 million members and the shift to buying online, there is more than enough reasons for one to turn to the internet for shopping and I want to go over some of them here in this post.
So whether or not you are into shopping online, this article will help ease your mind if you are still on the fence about becoming an Amazon Prime member.
If there’s one thing we all love to do, it is to save that green thing that goes inside the little plastic card that you can’t seem to stop swiping.
As an Amazon Prime member, that is the main benefit you get.
I’m sure you’ve seen the comparisons on different items that usually are a couple of bucks and not just cents.
And if you have a new baby or if you’re simply supplying for a larger household like I do, you can expect to get more savings and even some cash back.
Yup, and this is only brushing the surface.
2. Free Shipping
Although I put this at #2, I’m sure you can see that this sits right at the top with savings as this alone can really add up.
When I used to shop on Amazon (pre-prime days), I had to try and add several items to my cart, just to try and bring the shipping costs down.
As a Prime member, you can forget about trying to do that and you can also forget about having to pay for shipping a lot of the time.
You can also forget about waiting two weeks for an item as they will usually hit your doorstep or P.O. Box within 2 days.
If you’ve ever shopped online just 5 years ago, you will know how long it took to wait for anything you purchased online.
And if this doesn’t impress you, maybe the next one will.
3. Same Day Shipping
Free shipping is a thing but getting it that day is almost unheard of.
Up until the whole Amazon Prime deal arrived on the scene.
With technology advancing, you can bet that the king of online retail sales is right up there, if not a step ahead of the competition.
Then again, there is really none and that is why they are constantly trying to improve their service.
From Drone delivery to grocery stores that require you to go in and pick up items, I’m sure you can see the commitment that Amazon has to its customers.
And it’s only getting better.
4. Same Day – New Release Delivery
We have all waited for a new release of some kind of product in our lives and that usually required some hoops that needed to be jumped through in order to accomplish such a mission.
Sometimes I would have to stand in line like Black Friday was in town and we all know how that goes.
Then of course we would have to either pay for the item in advance or make some kind of down payment just to secure that item.
With Amazon, you don’t have to do any of that.
And on top of not having to deal with that craziness, you get the item shipped on the day it is supposed to be released.
No more waiting in line and no more having to go into an actual store to get what you want.
Heck, you will probably get surprised when that item comes in because you forgot you ordered it.
5. Prime Video
As a user of Netflix ($10.99/month), I almost can not feel the money coming out of my bank account, especially with the fact that it is automatically withdrawn.
When you think about that price compared to Amazon Prime’s $12.99, you can see that there is only a $2 difference between the two.
However, Netflix only offers a TV service, while Amazon gives you discounts, other knick knacks, and movies?
Now obviously you can tell that there is going to be quite the difference in selection of flicks but as an added feature to savings, you can’t really beat that.
And if you have kids, of course they would benefit from this, along with the music and unlimited reading that also comes with your Prime membership.
So Who Should Get Amazon Prime?
You would think that this is only for the frequent Amazon shopper but I disagree.
If you find yourself buying on the online retail giant at least twice a month with shipping charges totaling over $20, then obviously this would be a wise decision to become an Amazon Prime member.
And if you just love saving money and are looking for some music and movies, this membership has enough for you to deal with.
For $12.99/month, I think this is an awesome deal.
Also remember that you can pay for the year and pay only $119 if you want to save some money.
And lastly, don’t forget that you can give this whole deal a free trial and take Amazon Prime for a 30 day spin.
If you don’t like it, you simply cancel and move on.
At the end of the day, you really have nothing to lose and I recommend you at the very least see what 30 days looks like with Amazon Prime.