Amazon raises cost of Prime Membership to $99
Just as the rumors foretold, Amazon will be increasing the annual fee for the company’s ‘Amazon Prime’ membership starting with your next renewal. Email’s from the company went out this morning to Prime users, one such email states:
We are writing to provide you advance notice that the price of your Prime membership will be increasing. The annual rate will be $99 when your membership renews on January 22, 2015.
Even as fuel and transportation costs have increased, the price of Prime has remained the same for nine years. Since 2005, the number of items eligible for unlimited free Two-Day Shipping has grown from one million to over 20 million. We also added unlimited access to over 40,000 movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video and a selection of over 500,000 books to borrow from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.
If you are a Prime Member then odds are your email has already gone out, if you are becoming an Amazon Prime member, the new $99 cost could be a factor in your decision making.
more info: amazon.com/prime