The cost of Amazon Prime is rising in Canada just a few months after the company announced a price increase for US subscribers.
The price hike marks the first hike for Canadian subscribers since the service launched there in 2013. Amazon currently charges $79 for an annual subscription or $8 a month. After the price increase, Prime memberships in Canada will cost $99 per year or $10 per month. Student subscriptions will go up a dollar from $4 to $5.
Andrew Gouveia, a spokesman for Amazon Canada, says the edge that the price change will take effect on April 8 for new subscribers and after May 13 for existing members, who will see the price change reflected upon renewal. the toronto star previously reported News.
At the beginning of this year, amazon announced that Prime memberships in the US would increase to $139 per year from $119 annually. Monthly memberships have also increased from $13 per month to $15 per month in the US.
In a statement this week, the company cited faster shipping, overnight delivery with no minimum purchase on select items, expanded Prime services and a growing library of Prime Video originals among the ways it’s increasing the value to members.