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Amazon Prime Work for Business

 What is Amazon Prime?

According to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, there are about 63 million Amazon Prime shoppers - That’s more than half of all U.S. Amazon shoppers. A membership starts with a free 30-day trial that rolls over into a $12.99 monthly or $99 annual fee. You can cancel a subscription, or the free trial, at any time.

Amazon Prime is a membership program designed to offer customers perks for loyalty to the retail giant. It is actually a secret weapon for businesses seeking to control their equipment spending. Just for $99 per year, you will get many consumer advantages as well, like free streaming of videos, music and e-books. You also get free shipping and exclusive discounts. Plus, you can extend your personal Amazon Prime membership to your Amazon Business account.

Shipping benefits

Amazon offers free two-day shipping in the contiguous U.S. You can also get same-day delivery in eligible zip codes. Plus, in select cities, you can get one-hour delivery for thousands of products from local stores.

It’s worth mentioning that Amazon Business, as a separate but related program, comes with its own shipping deals. For orders of $49 or more you can get free two-day shipping.

Savings benefits

Prime members get access to Lightning Deals on Amazon 30-minutes before. Also new this year is the ability to preview, track and shop for specific items as you are alerted to new ones.

Increased Sales

Many small businesses as well as entrepreneurs give huge offers on the Prime Day deals. Those small businesses and entrepreneurs take advantage of the increased traffic to the site to sell their goods. According to Amazon, small businesses and entrepreneurs offering deals saw their orders getting tripled year to year on Prime Day in the year 2016.

Shared memberships

You can extend your personal account to an Amazon Business account to take advantage of some of its benefits on the purchases for your business.

Amazon store card

Prime members are eligible for an Amazon Prime Store Card, with no annual fee. It earns you 5% back on every Amazon.com purchase, as long as you’re not using promotional financing. Store Cardholders can choose promotional financing on orders above $149, to be paid back in around six months. For orders of more than $599, you get 12 months’ time to pay back. Interest will start accruing on the purchase date if you’ve not paid your balance within the given time frame.

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