Amazon Prime’s cost is soaring in Canada just months after the company announced a price increase for US subscribers.
The price increase marks the first increase for Canadian subscribers since the service launched there in 2013. Currently Amazon charges $79 for an annual subscription or $8 per month. After the price increase, Prime memberships in Canada will cost $99 per year or $10 per month. Student plans will increase one dollar from $4 to $5.
Andrew Gouveia, a spokesperson for Amazon Canada, says: The edge that the price change will take effect on April 8 for new subscribers and after May 13 for existing members, who will see the price change reflected at the time of their renewal. The Toronto Star reported the news earlier.
Earlier this year, Amazon announced Prime membership in the US would increase to $139 per year, from $119 per year. Monthly memberships have also increased from $13 per month to $15 per month in the US.
In a statement this week, the company cited faster shipping, one-day delivery with no minimum purchase on select items, broadening Prime services and a growing library of Prime Video originals as among the ways it increases member value.