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India just got Amazon Prime. Here is what this means

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:48 IST

On 26 July, Amazon.in announced that it was throwing open the membership to its popular Amazon Prime in India.

Customers across 100 cities in India can now avail the Amazon Prime membership programme for free one-day and two-day deliveries.

Prime products will be delivered through the Fulfilment By Amazon (FBA) channel, which helps sellers by giving them access to Amazon's fast and free delivery options for their products and customer service.

"For sellers, Fulfillment by Amazon is now an even more powerful opportunity to rapidly grow their business and at the same time, provide customers across India with vast selection and unlimited fast free Prime delivery," Amit Agarwal, Vice-President & Country Head, Amazon India said.

Along with unlimited free and fast delivery, Prime members can enjoy Prime Early Access, allowing members to purchase top Lightning Deals 30 minutes early, every single day.

Additionally, Prime members will also be able to enjoy exclusive deals from brands and sellers that are selected especially for Prime members, a statement from the company said.

Amazon.in has announced plans to offer Prime at an introductory annual subscription fee of Rs 499, a discount of Rs 500 over the list price of Rs 999 - besides an initial 60-day free trial.

Prime members in 20 cities can also choose same-day, morning or scheduled delivery at a discounted fee of Rs 50 per order on over 10,000 products.

For deliveries to cities that are not yet eligible for one-day or two-day delivery, members will receive free delivery with no minimum purchase.

--With agency inputs

First published: 26 July 2016, 11:50 IST