Is Amazon Prime Worth It? Whether prime membership plan is worth it or not becomes clear when you examine it basing on the following aspects; included in this blog post also is how to use it.
Time saved on numerous trips to the shopping mall
The time you will save on numerous trips to the shopping mall, the convenience of buying most of your shopping online without worrying about shipping/postage fee and the amount of discounts you receive as a member.
The level of benefit however will depend on one’s shopping pattern and frequency.
Guaranteed “free” one day (UK), two day (US) shipping
The key benefit of Amazon Prime UK is the guaranteed “free” one day (UK), two day (US) shipping of any product you buy marked Prime on the Amazon online shop.
This means that you can buy an item that costs as little as 3 dollars and you are guaranteed of the item being shipped to your address in one (UK), two days(USA). In the US, it is not uncommon for the delivery to arrive the next day.
The reverse is also true, you can shop a lorry full of items from Amazon, so long as they qualify (they are marked available for prime members), and you will get your full lorry of goods delivered in just two days (US) and one day (UK).
This is the power of Amazon Premier Membership. Imagine how much you can save if you bought for example a sofa set or king sized bed. Ordinarily, it would cost you some money to ship such big awkward shaped items, which may even outstrip what prime subscription costs you (79 pounds (UK), 99 dollars (USA).
Check other Amazon Shipping Prime Benefits here.
Convenience and ease of shopping
Convenience and ease of shopping is another major benefit you get from both Amazon Prime UK and USA. Amazon has a feature called subscribe and save where you can literary speaking subscribe your shopping. With subscribe and save you can schedule your monthly essential shopping.
Things like toilet paper, tooth paste, soap, shampoo and the like will never miss because you can automate their delivery at a schedule that suits your life style. Did I mention that those who use subscribe and save get a 5% discount on their shopping? Yes you get discount for your essential shopping.
Of course as an Amazon Prime user you do not incur any extra shipping cost. Your shopping will arrive at your address in one day (UK), two days (USA) pronto. There is nothing as handy as ordering an essential item like toothpaste a few days before it runs out from the comfort of your home with the assurance that the item will arrive in two days (before you run out).
If you shop online frequently, then indeed Amazon prime was designed for you. This is the case because Amazon products tend to be relatively cheaper that other shops. If you shop at least 10 times a year, then you will save a lot of money on shipping by becoming a member.
Amazon deals and discounts
Amazon also run deals that complement prime membership, for example Amazon Mom (US), Amazon Prime Family (UK) which offers moms 20% discounts on baby items like nappies. There are also occasional discounts in Amazon of relatively cheap items which do not have “shipping” included in the discount, in such situations, if you do not have free shipping then such discounts become meaningless because the additional shipping cost will push the price up.
This means that as an Amazon member you will get a number of discounts which if added together can be more than the prime membership fees. Amazon also has very compelling deals during festive seasons like Easter, Christmas which can be worth it if you have free shipping.
All these benefits generally save you money especially on the common invisible costs one normally incurs in the traditional stone and mortar shopping. For example you will save on car fuel and car parking charge when going shopping.
It also saves you time you would have otherwise used going shopping because you are able to shop at the click of the mouse on your laptop.
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Now that we have cleared out whether is worth it or not, now back to you.
Is Amazon Prime UK Worth It! How do you think?