The next look at the account will not be much fun for Prime customers: instead of the previous 7.99 euros, the US group will in future charge 8.99 euros per month. Of the Annual price rises even more steeply from 69 to 89.90 euros. One may think what one likes of the alleged reason. But it is already clear that the violent price explosion will make many customers ponder: Do you really need this subscription?
New prices for Amazon Prime: GIGA calculates whether it’s worth it
If you want to find the answer for yourself, you can’t avoid a thorough self-analysis: Do you watch Prime Video series and films regularly? Is there must-have content that the streaming competition isn’t running? If you answered “no”, there is really only one question left: How often do you order from Amazon?
Originally, Prime wasn’t about streaming at all. At the beginning, the focus was on free delivery. So if you don’t look at anything on Amazon, it’s time to go back to basics! We have once recalculated:
- Of the Standard price for Amazon deliveries of all kinds is 3.99 euros per order home. You pay 2.99 euros for delivery to a pick-up station.
- media products (e.g. video games), Amazon own brand items and clothing are available for 2.99 or 1.99 euros.
- The prices only apply to deliveries below a value of 29 eurosabove which there are no shipping costs.
Assuming that you order standard products that are sold directly via Amazon and together cost less than 29 euros, you have to calculate for the year make some orders so that the Prime subscription is worthwhile for you. The 23rd package only exceeds the costs that you have with the subscription and comes to 91.77 euros shipping costs in total at 3.99 euros per shipment.
However, there are plenty of alternatives to not having to spend this money – even without a Prime membership. You can simply do without Amazon and shop locally. If you want to continue ordering from Amazon, you can simply do some Collect items and only order if you can collect more than 29 euros worth of goods. In addition, there are some products on which Amazon does not charge any shipping costs. You can also limit yourself to these.
Unsure if Amazon Prime Video is the right streaming choice? Our comparison helps:
Prime Video: With high prices to a real streaming service
Conclusion: If you don’t want to use Prime Video, Amazon Prime is practically taboo for you in the future. Potential customers must take advantage of one of the additional offers included in Prime for the subscription to be worthwhile. Only the saving on shipping costs is no longer a purchase argument. rule of thumb: If you order from Amazon less than twice a month, you don’t need Prime.