Amazon to hike UK Prime membership for first time in eight years

Amazon to raise the price of its Prime membership
Amazon to raise the price of its Prime membership
// Amazon will increase the price of its Prime membership in the UK
// The price will rise from £7.99 to £8.99 a month or from £79 to £95

Online giant Amazon is to increase the cost of its Prime membership for the first time since 2014 due to “increased inflation and operation costs”.

A Prime subscription, which offers free unlimited next-day delivery along with entertainment and sports streaming services, will rise from £7.99 to £8.99 a month from 15 September for new customers, or from the date of renewal of the subscription for existing customers.

Annual membership will increase from £79 to £95 per year in the UK.

The online retailer had revealed plans to hike the price of Prime in its core US market earlier this year.

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An Amazon spokesperson said: “With increased inflation and operating costs in the UK continuing to rise, we will change the price of Prime.”

Earlier this month, Amazon held its annual Prime Day event, a two day discounting event for Prime members.

The online behemoth revealed that this year was it’s biggest ever Prime Day, with more than 300 million items bought worldwide.

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