Here's How Amazon.com is Relieving Millions of Low Income Americans
Amazon has taken a long awaited measure to provide equal opportunities to people of low income levels.
Amazon is already a reasonably priced website and a great source for e-commerce businesses. Most of us compare in-store prices to Amazon when going shopping so we can save some money. It is likely that we will save a few dollars to a substantial amount.
What was the big problem with Amazon.com?
The cost to join Prime has always been expensive. Before 2018, it was about $99.00 and the student price was $50.
It raised a large amount for the marjority of us in 2018.
According to Amazon.com, Starting May 11, 2018, new members will be charged $119 per year for an annual Prime membership and $59/year for an annual Prime Student membership.
Starting June 16, 2018, existing Prime members with an annual membership will renew at a rate of $119/year. Prime Student members with an annual membership will renew at a rate of $59/year. Monthly Prime members continue to pay $12.99 per month. Monthly Prime Student members continue to pay $6.49 per month”.
That is a lot of money for most of us.
Luckily, I get the student discount at $59.00, but that is still quite pricey for an average independent student who relies on financial aid and a job. That Prime membership is most likely coming from financial aid. At least for me.
For those who are not going to school, and who are not making a large income like the vast majority of America it is unlikely the get Prime membership since you are prioritizing your expenditures.
Amazon has finally come to a solution.
Now the vast amount of Americans struggling to make ends meet would greatly benefit from Amazon's discounts!
Amazon.com has implemented a program for families receiving TANIF (temporary assistance for needy families), Food Stamps, and Medicaid Card holders. The major discount includes a Prime membership on thousands of qualifying purchases for the price of $5.99 per month.
Just as any other Prime Member, you get a free 30-day trial. You may cancel before 30 days if you are not satisfied with Prime.
Prime is the best thing ever. As mentioned above, people pay a lot of money per month to receive Prime services and the benefits that come along with it.
Prime includes free 2 day shipping. It must say Prime next to the item to qualify.
Amazon family prime includes 20% off diapers, food, and other essential items.
Amazon photos- unlimited storage for your photos
Kindle reading at discounted prices or free trials
And so much more
In the end, Prime pays off and you will get your money’s worth- in this case after one purchase.