This is especially true when it comes to handmade gifts bought on Amazon as the company said that it will ship handmade, local goods in select markets as part of Prime Now, which offers a one- and two-hour delivery service.
Amazon has announced the launch of its Prime service in Singapore, which provides customers exclusive access to benefits such as fast shipping, streaming and gaming.
Membership is available for $8.99 per month. Starting from this week, in any case, it is putting forth its full Prime package which incorporates the free global transporting on orders of over SG$40 and memberships to its Prime Video administration and Prime Twitch advertising.
Prime membership in the United States costs US$10.99 a month or US$99 a year.
However, he encouraged "anyone living in Singapore to leverage the Prime membership package developed specifically for Singapore" and noted that Prime membership is country-specific and not transferable, which means that those with US Prime memberships can not convert them to local ones.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is going head-to-head with China's biggest e-commerce company in a key Asian market. Though everything points to an eventual local Amazon online store, he remained mum about their plans.
This follows news that the American e-commerce giant has ended its FREE AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping service yesterday, 5 December.
Events coordinator Mabel Tan, 26, said that Prime does not have a strong enough draw for her at the moment, but if it adds "more products and services, I will consider the membership". "Whether Amazon will be able to retain them and turn them into loyal customers will depend on the consistency of its service quality and if Amazon can provide more value to their customers that they are otherwise unable to get from other retailers".