The new discount slashes the membership cost from $12.99 to $5.99 per month. A full-price membership typically costs $99 annually or $12.99-a-month for those who don't want to commit to an annual fee.
By establishing a tier for medicare recipients, the government-sponsored health care scheme for low-income pregnant women, adults, seniors, and people with disabilities, Amazon adds another entry point to its services to people in lower income brackets. Prime members have access to free two-day shipping on most items, same-day delivery in some locations and streaming music and videos. While Amazon doesn't say how many members Prime has, those customers usually spend more and buy more frequently than non-members.
Amazon in June started offering that discounted rate to people with Electronic Benefit Transfer, or EBT, cards, which are used to give money for food assistance and other government-aid programs. There is no annual commitment and customers can cancel the membership at any time. If you receive Medicaid benefits, you can now get Prime at a discounted rate as well.
When Amazon rolled out its discounted Prime rate to EBT cardholders last summer, the Wall Street Journal described it as a move to steal business away from Walmart, which sees a huge portion of its sales from SNAP beneficiary customers.
The move is the latest push by the e-commerce giant to reach lower-income customers. In cases like this, we can look at Prime as something of a loss leader for the company, with the idea being that a subscription to Prime encourages users to do more of their shopping through Amazon. Amazon also a year ago began a program to deliver groceries to food-stamp recipients. The use of the discount is capped at four years.
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