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Amazon will raise the price of Prime by $20 in a few weeks

Enlarge Amazon announced that the price of its Prime membership will rise for US customers on its earnings call Thursday. Starting May 11, 2018, new Prime customers in the US will pay $119 annually for their memberships and Prime Student customers will pay $59 annually. Existing Prime and Prime Student members will see their annual payments increase starting June 16, 2018. Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky made the announcement on the call, citing more Prime features and increasing costs as the reasons for the price hike. The online retailer has added a lot of new features to Prime over the past few years, including unlimited Prime Video streaming, free two-hour delivery in select areas, ad-free Twitch viewing when you link your account, special deals for Whole Foods customers, and more. This price increase comes four years after the last—Amazon raised the price of a Prime membership from $79 to $99 back in 2014. Those who pay for Prime monthly will continue to pay $12.99 per month, which comes out to about $156 per year. That price rose from $10.99 earlier this year as well. Read 2 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Amazon will raise the price of Prime by $20 in a few weeks

Enlarge Amazon announced that the price of its Prime membership will rise for US customers on its earnings call Thursday. Starting May 11, 2018, new Prime customers in the US will pay $119 annually for their memberships and Prime Student customers will pay $59 annually. Existing Prime and Prime Student members will see their annual payments increase starting June 16, 2018. Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky made the announcement on the call, citing more Prime features and increasing costs as the reasons for the price hike. The online retailer has added a lot of new features to Prime over the past few years, including unlimited Prime Video streaming, free two-hour delivery in select areas, ad-free Twitch viewing when you link your account, special deals for Whole Foods customers, and more. This price increase comes four years after the last—Amazon raised the price of a Prime membership from $79 to $99 back in 2014. Those who pay for Prime monthly will continue to pay $12.99 per month, which comes out to about $156 per year. That price rose from $10.99 earlier this year as well. Read 2 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Amazon raises Prime fee to $119 in the US

Amazon will increase the cost of Prime membership in the US from $99 a year to $119 a year. According to CFO Brian Olsavsky on the latest earnings call, the 20 percent price increases will take into effect on May 11th. Existing Prime members will see...

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Whole Foods grocery delivery expands, now live in 10 markets

In February, Amazon announced it would begin to deliver from Whole Foods markets via its Prime Now service, which offers free, two-hour deliveries for purchases over $35 and even faster, one-hour delivery for an upcharge of $7.99. The service was initially available in only four markets — Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beach. Today, Amazon is expanding Whole Foods deliveries to Denver, Sacramento and San Diego. The choice of Denver as one of the earlier markets to receive the option is interesting, given that the city has been a test market for Walmart’s online grocery efforts for years. In fact, it was the first to offer a grocery pickup option back in 2014. Grocery pickup is now available at more than 1,200 U.S. Walmart stores, and Walmart’s grocery delivery is expected to reach 100 markets by year-end. Walmart also announced today it’s now working with DoorDash as a delivery partner in Atlanta, which joins Walmart’s longtime partners on grocery delivery, Uber and Deliv.  Though Walmart has been working in online grocery for years, Amazon is scaling up fast. Walmart says it will reach more than 40 percent of U.S. households via its expansion this year, but it was only offering delivery in six markets as of March. Amazon’s Whole Foods deliveries, with today’s news, is live in 10 markets. This includes its other recent expansions to Atlanta, San Francisco and L.A. If it continues to expand across Prime Now’s footprint, it would reach dozens of major metros nationwide. As before, Prime Now shoppers can place their Whole Foods orders for delivery between 8 AM and 10 PM

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Amazon Prime Now Boasts More Than 100 Million Members – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Amazon Prime Now Boasts More Than 100 Million Members Ubergizmo In the past an analyst has suggested that companies such as Apple should consider launching more subscription-based services for both hardware and software. If Apple ever needed convincing that the subscription model works, Amazon might be the one to ... and more »

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Amazon finally opens up Prime Wardrobe to more customers

Amazon’s Prime Wardrobe appears to be getting ready to launch. The retailer’s “try before you buy” shopping service, first announced in June 2017 , aims to challenge incumbents in the market like Stitch Fix, Trunk Club, Wantable, and others. The service has quietly remained in an invite-only beta since last year, and Amazon claims that’s still the case. However, a recent flurry of tweets, including – ahem , those from an  Amazon account and people who worked on the project – beg to differ. Join Prime Student and try on your clothes before buying them with Prime Wardrobe! #PrimeStudentRep #Ad pic.twitter.com/yv1FyiQkcE — Amazon at UCI (@AmazonAtUCI) April 11, 2018 Unfortunately, the Amazon staffer’s tweet was deleted after we asked Amazon about it. It had read: “Amazon Prime Wardrobe is officially launched! Hooray! It’s been a fun project to work on.” Before we could screengrab the tweet, it was gone. But here it is in Chrome’s history, if you’re curious: Amazon initially denied that anything had changed with regard to Prime Wardrobe, saying it was still in invite-only status. But when we shared the tweets, the spokesperson clarified That Amazon’s Fashion team has now extended the program to more Prime customers. Customers can “shop from our great selection of brands for women, men, kids and baby,” the spokesperson said. A number of Amazon Prime shoppers on Twitter do seem to realize they’ve just been let in: Amazon offering me 'Prime Wardrobe'. Yeah

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