Amazon Prime Launches In Singapore, Subscription Starts From $2.99/Month

Amazon launches Prime membership in Singapore amid SE Asia push; stops free shipping option

While introducing the membership, the online retailer more than halved the threshold for free worldwide shipping to Singapore and also cut delivery times, hoping the deal will attract more shoppers to its platform that will now give access to more than five million items from Amazon US.

Under the previous ordinance, AmazonGlobal program, every Singaporeans could enjoy free shipping for buying qualifying goods worth at least USD$125.

But with the impending launch of Amazon Prime this week, "unlimited free worldwide shipping will now be exclusively a Prime member benefit moving forward", Amazon told The Straits Times.

Today, 6 November, Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Prime in Singapore. The service, which offers free two-hour delivery from its local warehouse with a minimum order of $40, will also be made exclusive for members.

The Prime membership here will cost $8.99 per month.

Amazon.com Inc. will offer last-minute delivery of pottery, necklaces, candles and other handmade products ordered as late as Christmas Eve in nine US cities, looking to win orders from competing arts-and-crafts marketplace Etsy Inc. Members will enjoy a host of facilities, including access to video streaming and free gaming services such as Twitch Prime.

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"Now, with the launch of Amazon Prime, Singapore consumers can finally have access to these products and services, and can get more value when they shop on Prime Now".

Membership in the USA costs US$10.99 a month or US$99 a year, and provides access to a slew of services such as music streaming, free same-day delivery and even restaurant delivery in certain areas. Customers who make orders above SGD60 using the Prime Now mobile app will not have to pay global shipping fees.

Speaking about the launch of Amazon Prime, Jamil Ghani, vice-president of Amazon Prime International, said, "Prime membership is created to offer the best of Amazon".

The launch of this service here is due to the strong response and adoption of the Prime Now app in the past few months. "We will keep making Prime better and better in Singapore, adding more selection, finding ways to make it faster and adding more benefits including great quality entertainment".

Lazada, the region's largest e-commerce site, launched its own membership programme in April called LiveUp in anticipation of Amazon's entry to Singapore. Benefits offered include rebates and discounts for online supermarket RedMart, Netflix and Uber.

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