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Amazon launches Prime service in India; offers 60-day free trial

American e-commerce company Amazon has launched its prime service for its users in India. With Amazon Prime membership, consumers will be entitled to free fast delivery without any price cap. Items fulfilled by the e-retailer are also available to the members.

Amazon users will be able to avail the service for free for 60 days, after which they will have to upgrade the membership. The e-retailer is at present offering the upgrade at a discounted price of Rs. 499 for a year. The original rate for the annual membership is Rs. 999.

“As a Prime member, get unlimited FREE One-Day and Two-Day Delivery to over a hundred cities in India. Choose from eligible items in the country’s largest online store, no minimum order size needed,” states Amazon’s website.

The Prime members in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and some other cities would also get “Same-Day, Morning and Scheduled Delivery” at a discount. The Prime Members can avail these three services at Rs.50, against Rs. 150 paid by non-Prime members.

The e-commerce also has a special deal for Prime members – early access to “top Lightning Deals every day, 30 minutes before other customers.” Members need to choose ‘Prime Early Access’ filter to view the best deals.

Amazon users can check this list of cities where Prime services are available. Items available under Prime membership will be marked with –.

Amazon, which was launched in India about three years ago, is also planning to bring Prime Video service to the country. Prime Video would give members “exclusive access to Amazon Original Series and Movies, as well as premium movies and TV shows from Indian and global content providers.”

“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,” NDTV quoted Greg Greeley, the Vice-President of Amazon Worldwide Prime Service, as saying.

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