Amazon is also increasing Prime prices in Germany. The price increase is significant.
In view of the significant price increase, one’s mouth may drop open.
As expected, Amazon is raising prices for Amazon Prime. So far, the annual subscription costs 69 euros. In the future, Amazon will collect EUR 89.90 for annual debits. On the other hand, if you pay the Prime subscription monthly, you will soon have to transfer EUR 8.99 to Amazon instead of EUR 7.99.
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Amazon cites inflation as the reason for this significant price increase: “We are making this change in light of general and significant cost changes due to inflation. These lead to an increase in the cost of Prime Services in your country and are based on factors beyond our control external circumstances”.
The new prices apply to new customers from September 15, 2022. So if you want to benefit from the lower, old prices for at least another year and don’t have a Prime subscription yet, then you should
before September 15, 2022
Try Amazon Prime now for 30 days free of charge
For existing subscriptions, the price increase will take effect on the next renewal date of September 15, 2022.
Student Prime membership will also be more expensive. Instead of the previous 3.99 euros per month, you will pay 4.49 euros per month from September 15, 2022, or 44.95 euros for the student annual subscription instead of the previous 34 euros, as Golem points out, citing an existing email to an affected Prime user writes .
Amazon emphasizes that this is the first price increase in Germany since 2017. In addition, Amazon has since then expanded the Prime offer, including video streaming.
In the US, Amazon had previously raised the price of Prime. But Prime prices are also increasing in Great Britain, Spain, Italy and France, as Spiegel Online writes.
The scope of Prime does not change. As usual, you can test Amazon Prime for 30 days free of charge.