May it be for enthusiastically hunting the perfect pair of shoes or passing the time while stuck in traffic with virtual window shopping, e-commerce sites have become an undeniable habit of our everyday existence. But, despite hours of endless scrolling, bated breathed waiting for announced sales and unwavering devotion to these shopping apps, what we get out of them is peewee in comparison. The basic offerings of most longstanding to newly popped online shopping portals boil down to a certain mix of products, tagged with reasonable to dubious discounts and some convenient payment options (Read third party wallets and COD). Apart from page layouts, nothing seems to change or stir in these virtual shopping malls. Breaking this mundane mould, Amazon.in has introduced its Amazon Prime membership facility that takes online shopping to a new level of personalized perfection. Read on to find out how signing up for Amazon Prime can change your life.
What’s the Deal?
The largest online retailer of the world, Amazon, started offering Amazon Prime memberships way back in February of 2005, solely for the USA shoppers. Eleven years later, in July 2016, Amazon.in finally launched Amazon Prime in India. At an introductory yearly membership subscription, as low as INR 499, Amazon Prime offers quite a number of benefits, including free faster deliveries, exclusive offers, early access to select deals and unlimited video streaming for uninterrupted entertainment.
Reason# 1: Because Last Minute Shopping is a Lifestyle
With festive season right around the corner, the necessity of last minute shopping doesn’t require to be underlined. Undoubtedly, you want to look your glamorous best on every upcoming occasion. However, a faux pas in matching your shirt with your trouser or failure in finding the ideal golden jhumka for your lehenga can play a major spoil sport, marring your joy, especially if you have run out of shopping time. No matter whether you have an indecisive head on your shoulders or cannot find the right size till the eleventh hour, with an Amazon Prime membership you can be well beyond simply sorted. Amazon Prime allows you to get products assuredly delivered at your doorstep within one or two days and dress up exactly how you want for Dussera revelries with family and pandal hopping on Durga Puja. Those who are always on the go, running a marathon of responsibilities, juggling hectic schedules, get little time to buy Diwali gifts for their loved ones. The free one-day delivery facility of Amazon Prime membership lets them spread a smile on beloved faces by placing orders even at the nick of time.
Reason# 2: Because Shopping Emergencies are Real
Since man/woman proposes and God disposes (or, might we say that usually opposes), all the good plans run a chance of going astray, giving rise to sudden shopping emergencies. Remember that time, when on taking out the black shirt you planned to wear for the office party, for pressing, and you found a horrendous stain right on its chest pocket? Yes, these are what can be termed as shopping emergencies and what Amazon Prime knows how to deal with gracefully. Those who subscribe to Amazon Prime’s annual membership need not feel despair if your phone conks off with two days in hand till your long planned foreign trip or the tailor-made blouse fails to fit, hours before a big event or kids lose important text books just ahead of an exam. Depending on the time one has in hand, Amazon Prime free faster delivery options such as one-day delivery, two-day delivery, and same day delivery can come to their aid.
Reason# 3: Because Forgetting Can be Forgiven
Have you ever been so immersed in office projects for weeks that you couldn’t remember to buy a present for your little niece’s fifth birthday? Or, was it your spouse’s loving gestures and a surprise gift that reminded you at midnight of the proceeding day being your wedding anniversary? Such forgetful blunders may not bring any scathing criticism your way, but sometimes not being able to remember in itself can prove to be a punishment for conscientious souls. With Amazon Prime wishing is all you need to do for quickest wish fulfilments. Amazon Prime members can opt for cost effective next morning deliveries to save their faces in front of their kindred spirits. Placing your orders as late as 12 am will ensure that your product reaches its destination before 11 am the next morning.
Reason# 4: Because Scheduling Simplifies Life
Shopping online can turn out to be recurrently troublesome for those who are often out for work, with no one to receive products at home. Sometimes you may request a neighbour to receive a parcel containing clothes, perfumes, toiletries or groceries on your behalf but doing the same with expensive gadgets or delicate yet pricey jewelleries purchased online, might not be quite advisable. Also, buyers need to be present at the time of the deliveries of heavy electronics. Amazon offers low cost installations for hefty electronic products like air-conditioners, refrigerators and washing machines. Waiting around at home, taking French leave from work, for the delivery person to arrive can also be very vexing in such scenarios. With Amazon Prime membership you can schedule the delivery of heavy electronics fulfilled by Amazon conveniently from the second to the fourteenth day of order placement. Many smaller items are also eligible for paid scheduled delivery at Amazon. Amazon Prime members need to pay just INR 50 for such scheduled deliveries whereas non-Prime buyers dole out INR 150 each time.