Amazon Prime Coming To India In June
Earlier this year Amazon became the most trusted e commerce brand in India in just three years of its coming to the country. The company seems ready to take its next step with the launch of its premium service Amazon Prime in India.
The tech blog found a mention of Amazon Prime in Amazon India website’s source code. The glimpse of Amazon Prime in the source code goes on to suggest that the service will have two days delivery to offer. The service would be launched with a 30 days free trial.
“Introducing Amazon Prime: FREE Guaranteed Two Day Delivery. With Amazon Prime, you get fast delivery on lakhs of eligible items. No minimum order size. Start your 30 day free trial,” reads the source code.
The e retailer will be completing its three years in the country in June this year. So it’s possible the company will announce the membership based service to celebrate the anniversary.
The Prime service was launched in the US in 2005. It costs $99 (approx Rs 5,946) per year and a discounted membership for students at $39. The source code doesn’t mention subscription charges for India.
The membership is not restricted to buying products on the website. The users can also access other Amazon products like Instant Videos, Kindle Lending Library. Amazon has been in talks with various content providers in India like Eros International and Yash Raj Films. So it’s likely Indian consumers will get access to the Instant Video library to stream movies and TV.