Canadians can now register for Amazon Prime and get free two-day shipping on eligible orders for $79 a year. As a welcome, the company's giving new sign-ups a free one-month trial to reel them in -- unless they live in Quebec. Unfortunately, our northern neighbors won't be picking up Instant Video, with Amazon Canada's Steve Oliver telling The Canadian Press that there are no plans for the video service to join Prime there any time soon.
Amazon.ca Launches Prime Service Offering Canadians Unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping
Get fast, free shipping on millions of items across electronics, baby, kitchen, books, tools and more with no minimum orders
SEATTLE, January 8, 2013 –Amazon.ca today announced the launch of Amazon Prime, a membership program that provides "all-you-can-eat" Free Two-Day shipping to customers for an annual fee of CAD $79. The Prime membership offers free and unlimited shipping on millions of eligible items on www.amazon.ca, with no minimum purchase. Prime is available on items across electronics, baby, kitchen, books, movies, music, watches, sporting goods, tools and more.
Amazon Prime, used by millions of members worldwide, offers customers in most areas of Canada:
Unlimited Free Two-Day shipping
One-Day shipping for as low as CAD $3.99 per item
Free Standard shipping to rural areas
"We are proud to bring Amazon Prime to Canada," said Steve Oliver, country manager for Amazon.ca. "Amazon Prime offers its members the convenience of fast, free shipping on millions of eligible items, whether the order is for a single DVD or a kitchen mixer. There is no minimum purchase amount and no need to consolidate orders, so Canadians from coast-to-coast can enjoy a simpler, faster shopping experience."
Customers in Canada can try Amazon Prime for one month free,* with no obligation, by visiting www.amazon.ca/prime. To learn more about Amazon Prime or to sign-up to start enjoying free shipping benefits, customers can visit www.amazon.ca/prime.