First in the USA, then with us? If that turns out to be true, they are allowed to Amazon’s Prime Members look forward to new services soon. Two books and drugs were recently rolled out for US customers. One of them even guarantees enormous potential for saving money.
Exclusive: These advantages are new to Amazon’s Prime membership
With the so-called “Book Box”, a “Book Box,” Amazon’s Prime membership has received its first subscription to physical books. The service is also starting in the USA “Amazon Pharmacy”, which is intended to enable Prime members to obtain particularly high discounts in some cases.
This is the Amazon Prime Book Box
Behind the exclusive offer for Amazon’s Prime members is a subscription for curated children’s books. Each box contains two hardcover books (for children aged three to 12 years) or four cardboard picture books (for children aged two years and younger), which are tailored to the age and preferences of the children.
The books requested via the offer should be up to 35 percent cheaper than the list price due to the flat rate price per box (the offer is not included in the Prime membership).
Depending on your needs, they can be requested monthly or every two or three months. The book collections themselves are compiled by Amazon according to the age of the children and announced in advance by email preview. In this way, some books can be exchanged if necessary and before shipping. According to Amazon, a box costs $ 22.99.
That’s behind Amazon Pharmacy
Measured against the different health systems in the USA and Germany, there will probably be no offshoot of the new service in this country.
At first glance, however, the Amazon Pharmacy model is worthwhile, at least for US customers. Because up to 80 percent discount on generic drugs and up to 40 percent on branded drugs are promised.
In addition, Amazon Prime members should be able to save money on the purchase of drugs in the more than 60,000 pharmacies in the USA. This is of great importance on site in view of the high prices for medicines if there is no insurance.
Advantages for German Amazon Prime members
It is not yet known whether at least the range of books will also be made available to customers in Germany. In the meantime, however, subscribers can still make use of the usual advantages. This includes monthly free articles as part of the Amazon Prime membership, but also two other advantages for Prime members.
Sources: Amazon, inside digital