We all love the convenience of Prime for quick shipping, but there are many more features to your membership. You may know about some of these, but there were some new ones for me. Check out these useful Amazon Prime benefits.
Amazon Prime Benefits
Amazon has spoiled us with the quick shipping for Prime members, sometimes even one-day shipping. I have been very pleased with this service, but sometimes overlook other benefits available to me as a member. Here is a break out by topic of some top benefits. Check out Amazon for more details on your Prime benefits.
Prime at Whole Foods – Exclusive savings for Prime members in select regions (coming soon to all U.S. stores), 5% Back for eligible Prime members with the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card and free 2-hour delivery in select cities. This is very useful for those who love shopping at Whole Foods.
Prime Wardrobe – You can now try before you buy from eligible items across women’s, men’s, kids’, and baby clothing, shoes, and accessories. You get seven days to try-on the items at home and you will only be charged for the items you decide to keep. Shipping and returns are free. This is very convenient. One of the drawbacks to online shopping is the worry of if it will fit. The new Prime wardrobe with free returns eliminates that worry.
Prime Rewards Signature Visa Card – Eligible Prime members earn 5% Back at Amazon.com and Whole Foods Market, 2% Back at restaurants, gas stations and drugstores and 1% Back on all other purchases. That cash back is convenient if you shop at Amazon a lot…which many of us do.
Alexa Voice Shopping – OK, most of us know about this but it is convenient. You can now voice shop with Alexa for the things you use most. Try “Alexa, reorder paper towels,” or any other item in your Amazon Order History. Prime members also get free returns on orders placed with Alexa.
Amazon Fresh – Expanded product offerings including meal kits and select Whole Foods Market products now available for delivery. 1-click reorder option now available. I must admit I have not tried this yet but it is convenient.
Amazon Key In-Car, In-Home Delivery – As a Prime member, get your Amazon packages delivered securely inside your home or into your vehicle parked at home, at work or near other locations in your address book. Available in 37 cities for supported vehicles. I am torn on this one. It is very convenient and you don’t have to worry about packages being stolen from your front porch, but someone going in my house even if I can monitor it is a little scary. I will watch this service.
Prime Now – Free 2-hour delivery on thousands of items. Shop from Whole Foods Markets stores in select cities. Now delivering in over 30 cities nationwide.
Prime Video – New original movies and TV shows including Jack Ryan, The Big Sick, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Sneaky Pete have been added to Prime. Stream at no extra cost. They do have some good shows, but this is an area I hope they expand their offerings.
Prime Music – Alexa is now available in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android. Listen to over two million songs and thousands of playlists and stations, always ad-free and on-demand.
Prime Photos – Prime Photos offers free unlimited photo storage for Prime members. Now use just your voice to view photos on Fire TV and Echo Show.
Ready to Shop
I like that Amazon Prime benefits are expanding to cover new areas. This is very important since they had a recent price increase. Customers need to feel the membership is worth the extra cost. I am going to look into the prime wardrobe and the Whole Foods discounts. Both of those are useful to me.