Amazon Prime Launches In India, Initially Without Instant Prime Video Service

Amazon has officially launched its premium Prime service in India. Subscribers of this service will get additional benefits on top of their regular shopping experience. It offers unlimited one-day and two-day delivery, discounted same-day, morning and scheduled shipping in select cities with no minimum order packages. Here are the completed details on Amazon Prime’s offering.


One of those best perks of subscribing includes the free One-day delivery, otherwise, that would actually cost the consumer Rs. 100 per order. There is still a free delivery offering on all products and you will no longer need to purchase something that costing INR 500 and above to get free delivery.

Words in Amazon voice. “Items eligible for Prime benefits are marked with Prime logo and are fulfilled.” With the new Prime, customers in India over 100 cities can nevertheless enjoy unlimited free one-day and 2 day delivery on lakhs of products.


Prime subscribers also get 30 minute early access to Lightning deals and member-only exclusives. Customers in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and other select regions in India also get discounts on Same-Day delivery.

Currently, Amazon is offering 60-day free trail for Prime subscription in India, later it will be costing about Rs. 499 for a year as limited period offer. Though the usual subscription only costs you Rs. 999 per year. From here you can also sign up at Amazon Prime Indian site:


In order to be in the competition and to become a direct competitor to Flipkart First (costs Rs. 500 per year), Amazon says that it will launch Prime Video soon for the Prime subscribers so that they can watch Amazon Original Series and Movies, as well as instant movies and TV shows from Indian and global content providers.

Here’s what Amazon Prime User Gets:

  • Unlimited FREE fast delivery : FREE One-Day and Two-Day delivery on eligible items
  • No minimum order size: Never worry about meeting a minimum order value to get free delivery
  • 30-minute early access to deals : Be the first to shop top Lightning Deals
  • Prime Exclusive Deals: Exclusive Lightning Deals and Deals of the Day for Prime members
  • Discounted Same-Day, Morning and Scheduled Delivery: Across pincodes in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and more cities

Amit Agarwal, Vice-President & Country Head, Amazon India, said:

We are very excited to bring Prime to our customers in India. With Prime, guaranteed one-day delivery becomes an everyday experience instead of an occasional indulgence, and with no minimum purchases, it provides unlimited convenience all year long.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.

Greg Greeley, Vice-President Worldwide Prime, Amazon, said:

Amazon Prime was designed with one simple objective, to delight our customers. Tens of millions of members around the world enjoy the best of Amazon with a Prime membership, and now this one-of-a-kind program is available to our millions of customers in India. 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.

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