Amazon is committing to the Indian market in a big way and as a testament to that, today it announced the launch of Amazon Prime in the country. The company has now launched its same-day delivery service in the world’s second most populated country. Amazon Prime is only available in a handful of countries right now including the United States, Japan, United Kingdom, and Germany.
The company’s CEO Jeff Bezos has previously said that he sees “huge potential” in India and the launch of Amazon Prime shows that the company is bullish on the country and it’s growing digital landscape.
Amazon Prime will provide customers in India with free and faster shipping in more than 100 cities. Customers will be able to choose from one-day and two-day delivery options, they will also get access to exclusive deals. Customers in 20 major cities in India will also be able to get scheduled and same-day deliveries using Amazon Prime.
Customers in India can sign up for Amazon Prime starting today, all new subscribers get a 60-day free trial. Amazon Prime has been priced at Rs. 499 in India which is roughly equivalent to $10. Prime members in other markets also get access to the company’s music and video streaming services but so far they have not been launched in India.