Amazon is increasing the price of its Prime membership by 20% in the U.S. from $99 to $119 annually, as announced yesterday by the company, during their quarterly earnings call.
The increase will start on June 16 and is the first price increase in the U.S. in four years; the last price increase jumped from $79 to $99 USD in 2014.
What about Amazon Prime membership in Canada—will we see a similar price increase here? Well rest assured because Canadians won’t see a price hike.
An Amazon Canada spokesperson confirmed to iPhone in Canada via email “This price change is only taking place in the U.S.; the price remains $79 in Canada.”
The company recently admitted for the first time it had over 100 million paying Prime members worldwide and earlier this week launched sales of its new Echo Spot in Canada, which includes a new display with the smart speaker.
Currently, Amazon Prime membership in Canada includes Prime Music, Prime Photos, Prime Video, Twitch Prime, free two-day shipping, Amazon Family, early access to deals and member exclusive discounts on pre-orders and more for $79 per year. Students get Prime for 50% off.