Amazon Canada today introduced a monthly membership option for Prime members. The new membership plan is an alternative to the existing annual membership, which is $79. The new monthly prime plan costs $7.99.
“Prime brings together the best of entertainment and shopping into a simple package at an unbelievable value for Canadians. With the launch of a monthly membership, we have added yet another easy way to enjoy Prime benefits,” said Mike Strauch, country manager for Amazon Canada.
Amazon launched prime membership in January 2013, as an annual membership program, for $79. Amazon says that the rate of sign-ups has expanded since then, with the number of Prime members doubling in the last 18 months.
Prime in Canada includes unlimited access to movies and TV shows with Prime Video, access to over one million songs on Prime Music, unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos and Twitch Prime. Prime members also receive 30-minute early access to select Lightning Deals, get discounts compliments of Amazon Family and have access to various fast, free shipping options including FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, Prime FREE One-Day Delivery in over six cities and Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery in Toronto and Vancouver.