If you’re an online-shopping, impulse buyer like the best of us, then you’re either going to love or hate he news that Amazon Prime has launched in Australia today, making it that much easier to receive the items you’ve been coveting for so long.
Back in December, Aussies were stoked to see that Amazon Australia had finally launched, meaning that with a local arm of the site, we were no longer being forced to pay exorbitant shipping rates whenever we wanted to buy something online.
However, with last month’s news that Aussies would no longer be able to access the US version of the site due to new GST rules, local shoppers were certainly looking for that extra sweetener to make Amazon great again, receiving it today thanks to the launch of Amazon Prime.
Yes, the subscription-based premium service has now launched in the country, meaning that you can now enjoy perks and benefits that regular users won’t be graced with.
Arguably the biggest benefit of Prime is the decreased delivery time. While US users have long been able to enjoy same-day or next-day delivery options (and some rather invasive delivery techniques as well), Aussies will be able to enjoy free, two-day delivery times in most major cities and major regional areas. However, some locations, such as Darwin, will be subjected to a dreaded four to five-day wait to get their latest gadgets.
Amazon Prime also serves up some pretty sweet deals in other aspects too, including Prime Video (a huge selection of movies and TV), Prime Reading (a vast variety of e-books), and plenty of perks for gamers as well, with Twitch Prime delivering plenty of reasons to game with Amazon.
However, the best part of it all is probably the fact that Aussies are getting off cheaper than the Americans for a change, with our AUD$59 annual fee a far cry from their USD$119 fees. With a 30-day free trial included, you can even bring that down to a monthly payment of AUD$4.99 if you sign up before the end of January 2019.
If you’re keen on joining the Amazon Prime family, head over to the website to learn more.