Amazon Prime confirms price increase for Irish customers
The monthly price increase also covers access to Prime Video.
For the first time in eight years, the price of Amazon Prime is about to increase.
The shipping and delivery service – which also includes access to Prime Video as part of its subscription fee – made news this week with the announcement of a price increase for UK customers.
JOE reached out to Amazon for confirmation that the price increase would similarly impact Irish customers, and it has now been confirmed that the same increase would be implemented here.
The official statement from Amazon is as follows:
"Prime offers the best of shopping and entertainment and continues to improve each year. We have increased the number of products available with fast unlimited Prime delivery, recently added ultra-fast fresh grocery delivery, and have significantly expanded our high-quality digital entertainment, including TV, movies, music, games, and books.
"Prime Video has tripled the number of Amazon Originals since 2018 alone, rolling out new series and movies such as The Boys and The Terminal List, plus locally-produced originals such as Clarkson’s Farm, Backstage With Katherine Ryan, Totems, Jack Reacher, LOL: Last One Laughing, as well as adding access to Premier League football and Autumn Nations rugby in the UK/Ireland.
"This September, Prime Video will also release the highly anticipated The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. With increased inflation and operating costs in the UK continuing to rise, we will change the price of Prime by £1 from £7.99 to £8.99 per month, and the annual membership from £79 to £95 per year. This new price will apply on or after 15 September 2022 on the date of a Prime member’s next renewal.
"Customers can view the details of their next renewal date, switch to an annual plan (at least £12 saving over one year versus monthly payments) or cancel their membership by visiting amazon.co.uk/managePrime.
"This is the first time Amazon has changed the price of Prime in the UK/Ireland since 2014, and we will keep working to ensure Prime is exceptional value for members."
The above prices are set for Irish customers in Sterling Pounds, as all Irish customers who wish to Prime memberships must do so via amazon.co.uk, and the costs will be different in Euros, depending on the exchange rate at the time of purchase.
Customers can also avail of Prime Video without signing up for Amazon Prime, which at the time of writing is priced at €5.99 per month.