Jun 22, 2018

Australia Has Been Primed

Amazon Shopping
Seven months after their Australian launch, Amazon has launched Prime

Back in December 2017, we reviewed Amazon's Australia website and found quite a few things the online retailer needed to work on to become the successful giant they are in the United States. Now, nearly seven months later, the company has launched the full version of Amazon Prime in Australia. Jamil Ghani, Vice President of Prime International at Amazon stated that the program has “the most extensive set of Prime benefits at launch for any country – ever.” What will Amazon Prime Australia include?

It’s cheap

Amazon Prime is just $6.99 a month in Australia (nearly 60% cheaper than the price of Prime in the U.S.) and from now until 31 January 2019, shoppers can take advantage of an introductory price of just $4.99 a month.

Free delivery

For Prime members in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and other metro areas, free expedited 2-day shipping applies on local items. Free standard international delivery applies to orders of $49 and up that are shipped and sold by Amazon U.S.. For members in Townsville, Cairns, Darwin, and other non-metro areas, free delivery takes up to 5 business days on local items, and up to 16 business days on international items that exceed $49.

Prime Video

Prime Video has been available to Australians since Amazon launched back in December. Before, shoppers could purchase the program for an introductory price of $2.99 a month, with a renewal price of $5.99 per month. Now, for just $1 more, shoppers can enjoy the entire Prime program and all its perks.

Reading and Twitch

Prime members can access over 1,000 e-books with the Kindle reading app on mobile phones or on a Kindle e-reader or Fire tablet. And for the gamers out there? Enthusiasts will get exclusive video games and access to free loot only available to Prime subscribers, with Twitch Prime.

Amazon Prime Day

Australians will now be able to shop on Prime Day (because we all need another excuse to go shopping). Also, have you heard? We believe the date for Prime Day 2018 has been leaked, so stay tuned and subscribe to our blog for regular updates and observations on Prime Day 2018.