Before I go rushing into purchasing another service that keeps toting up my expenses I always decide to do some thorough research.
This week I’ve been looking into Amazon Prime. Most of the information I’ve found online is attributed to the United States but we’re looking into Amazon Prime in Ireland now.
Prime’s main benefit for consumers is the 2 Day Delivery charge being free when you’re a member. This service used to cost over £7 sterling when ordering from Ireland.
Introduction to Amazon Prime
Amazon is the biggest online retail store on the internet. They carry everything you can imagine.
In fact, they got their logo from the idea that that they carry everything from A to Z.
This is why the A points to the Z in the Amazon logo. Tons of companies use Amazon to sell their products because their customer will get it faster than other services.
They also make buying products really convenient, making sure that it shows up in your recommended tab.
You can also follow sellers of a product that you want to buy. The services that they have created have really changed the company.
The advantages on buying products
Prime is going to save you money when compared to not having prime. It can depend on the product, but there are many products that can save you more than what prime costs.
There are numerous factors that you have to look at when you are saving money on a product, but most of them are to promote a new line of products that are going to be stocked.
Better yet, these savings aren’t available on other sites, so there’s no reason not to buy it on Amazon.
You also get free shipping with prime. Amazon didn’t always have free shipping. In fact, you used to have to pay different amounts for Irish delivery for every product you wanted to be shipped. There may have even been times where the shipping was more expensive than the product.
Prime made shipping free with almost every product unless it’s really big. But with prime, you’re going to get the product much faster, unless it’s from a smaller vendor who is likely just an independent person.
There are some cases when you can get the product the same day when you order it.
Amazon is also releasing a lot of technology for their users which can be really helpful for students. If you are a student, there are many cases when your school can give it to you.
Prime will even offer you a free subscription for 6 months, so that you can experience the benefits.
Amazon is promoting a bunch of new products that you may find useful if you are moving in.
The most popular device is Alexa, but there are also laptops and microwaves that anyone can take advantage of. The variety will satisfy almost any need that you have in the house
Amazon Prime video
Prime video is a streaming service that most of you are use to and can easily get adjusted to.
How it works is that there are a a library of shows that have already aired which has an audience. “The Wire” is a great example, being a show of discussion and a show that has been praised critically. And there are a ton of movies as well that have won awards.
Not all shows are free, some are available to create a library of content for yourself. You are highly likely to find something that you have liked in the past.
There are also a lot of options when it comes to new content.
Amazon worked on the Tick, which was an original show based off of the comic.
It was a great satire on the super hero genre and worked out really well. “The Boys” also premiered on prime video which has been a really well praised show.
Having their own service and original content means they don’t have to worry about FCC regulations and can show almost anything they want.
Not to mention, there’s a bright future for a lot of these shows.
There is prime video for those of you who are sports fans.
Though this is primarily for the NFL, prime video gives you another way to football. With most sports, it can be overwhelming to have so many channels that you must subscribe to just to watch one team.
Prime is going to make that easier and will show Thursday night football games.
This was a great decision because there are millions of prime members and TNL is for the games that are going to get high viewership.
The information that you get during the game is second to none and is a great alternative option to watching the game.
Amazon pantry (Not available in Ireland)
This just seems like an option to get more food, but there are actual benefits to using this service. Of course, certain foods are only available here.
There are your usual snacks, but here you can buy them in bulk.
The amount on money that you are paying for one of the foods is only going to cost you much less per package.
There are some other beef snacks and some pasta, but there’s not much outside of that. You can get buttons that will get you the food every month or whenever you want the food.
There is also a delivery option from your whole foods. If you live in a place that has that’s really close to whole foods, you can pay a fee to have an associate get a delivery for the food that you want.
Whole foods has been praised not only for their quality, but more importantly the variety of the food that they offer.
Also, if you decide to shop at whole foods you will be giving a discount if you present your prime membership.
This makes whole foods the default for many prime users because of the benefits.
The main con is that that there isn’t many fruits or vegetables. Many of these foods that are on there are only going to be available if they can be eaten at room temperature.
There are some meats but not that many. Even then, they are primarily jerkys that will always be fine at room temperature.
One day, there might be a delivery service or meals that are cooked and ready to eat.
As of right now that doesn’t exist. But if you’re just someone who wants to buy snacks in bulk, this is a great option that you can go towards.
Video game benefits of Prime
Up until awhile ago, prime used to give gamers a discount on the new game that they were going to buy that they couldn’t find anywhere else.
This was very good, but Amazon stopped offering it. When it comes to games, Amazon is one of the fastest retailers when it comes to updating information.
When it comes to special editions or collector’s editions, Amazon carries a lot of stock of that product.
Sometimes, they will even share information about a game that can’t be found anywhere else.
They offer benefits when they acquired Twitch.tv having a prime membership.
This allows you the opportunity to subscribe to a a user on Twitch for free. This will give you emotes that you can use to communicate with others.
There are some benefits that allow you to talk in sub only mode on that website.
You can also talk when the chat decides to go into slow mode.
You also get to support the streamer the streamer that works hard to provide you with content.
It’s a great test if you want to support more streamers out of pocket.
You also get benefits for playing popular games. This can be costumes or new weapons that have been available.
You can also give gifts on Twitch related to the games. If there is a game that is popular, you can likely get a benefit from checking your loot.
Notifications on new games are also commonplace for the new experiences that you want to enjoy.
This is a great option if you have already been playing these games for years and want more.
They are not likely to give you any kind of competitive advantage.
Conclusion on Amazon Prime
Amazon prime is a service that everyone who buys Amazon products needs to get. Maybe it’s not worth it if you only buy one product a month, but if this is a must if you constantly use the service. this is a must.
The amount of money that will save you compared to other stores is going to blow your mind.
Not to mention the exclusive products you get from just being a member.
Prime is constantly being updated with exclusive offers.
If you just want to buy products in bulk, there is no better option to get your items and other services from.
On top of that, there are benefits to their delivery service. Most of the time, you are only going to have to wait one day to get a package. There are benefits to saving money if you only want to wait another day.
Sometimes, that will give you money off of other items that you would’ve bought.
Prime video is a great service that stands out from other streaming services. They are able to get titles that other services aren’t able to get and their originals are started to be more respected.
It’s not something that seems good for an exclusive streaming service, good TV in general.
Not only that, you can tell there is a lot of passion put into those programs.