Amazon introduced Amazon Prime in India. Here you can read how to use Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime is here, but it’s not the full experience we expected. Prime Delivery is still not such a bad deal however, especially if you place a lot of orders on the site.

Amazon Prime in India promises the following:

  • Guaranteed, free 1-day or 2-day delivery as applicable, but only in select cities
  • 30-minutes early access to Amazon’s Lightning deals
  • Discounted same-day and scheduled delivery in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
  • No restriction on order size.
  • All Amazon Prime orders will be Amazon fulfilled.
  • A 60-day free trial, a Rs 499 a year introductory offer and Rs 999 a year from then on.

Amazon Prime Video, an unlimited video streaming service, “is coming,” says Amazon.

Here’s how you go about ordering something on Amazon while taking full advantage of Amazon Prime:

Create an account: If you don’t already have an Amazon account, create one. Just head to Amazon.in and create an account. You’ll need to enter your Name, shipping and billing addresses and contact details. Once you’re signed in, simply click on the ‘Try Prime’ button to start your 60-day trial and activate Amazon Prime.

Amazon Prime: A step-by-step guide to using the service in India
Click on ‘Try Prime’ to activate Amazon Prime for your account

Start shopping: If you really want to enjoy the benefits of Amazon Prime, head over to the Lightning deals section on Amazon’s page. You’ll have early access to most of the deals. Deals that you have early access to or offering special discounts to Amazon Prime users will be marked as a “PRIME EXCLUSIVE DEAL.”

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Amazon Prime: A step-by-step guide to using the service in India

Prime Logo: If you just want to shop around for regular items, simply search for what you want. As a prime member, products that are covered by Amazon Prime will have a blue, Prime logo with an orange tick mark. You can also set a filter for Amazon Prime in the filters column on the Amazon website.

Amazon Prime: A step-by-step guide to using the service in India
Look out for the ‘Prime’ logo and filter while shopping on Amazon

Delivery times: Below that logo will be information on delivery. Amazon will write “FREE Delivery” for items that will be delivered for free in two days or more and “Free Delivery by Tomorrow” for items that will be delivered for free in 1 day.

Amazon Prime: A step-by-step guide to using the service in India
1-day and 2-day delivery is free on Amazon Prime

Same-day delivery: Some products will also be delivered on the same day in select cities, but you will be charged for that. If the option is available, you’ll be presented with it at checkout. As an Amazon Prime subscriber, same-day delivery will be discounted. This discounted amounted to 66 percent in our case.

Amazon Prime: A step-by-step guide to using the service in India
Same-day delivery is not free on Amazon Prime, but it’s heavily discounted

That’s it! Pick an Amazon Prime tagged item, add it to your cart, pick your delivery option and you’re set. Amazon will ensure that the item will be delivered to you in 2 days at most, unless otherwise specified.

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