Amazon Prime is also experiencing a price hike in Canada now





The cost of Amazon Prime is rising in Canada just months after the company announced a price increase for US subscribers.

The price increase marks the first hike for Canadian subscribers since the service launched there in 2013. Currently, Amazon charges $79 for an annual subscription or $8 per month. After the price increase, Prime subscriptions in Canada will cost $99 per year or $10 per month. Student subscriptions will increase by one dollar from $4 to $5.

Andrew Gouveia, spokesperson for Amazon Canada, recounts 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 at the time of their renewal. The Toronto Star earlier reported the news.

Earlier this year, Amazon announced that Prime memberships in the United States would drop from US$119 per year to US$139 per year. Monthly subscriptions have also gone from $13 per month to $15 per month in the US.

In a statement this week, the company cited faster shipping, one-day delivery with no minimum purchase on select items, expanded Prime services and a growing library of Prime Video originals among ways to increase value for members.




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