As of 2015, the membership cost of Amazon Prime is $99 per year. Amazon offers a 30-day free trial to new subscribers and then starts charging the fee after the trial. Users are free to stop the service anytime.
Amazon Prime membership offers different benefits, including free two-day shipping, unlimited movies and TV shows, free unlimited photo storage, unlimited music streaming and more than 800,000 free ebooks. This service is not available to customers who buy goods with the intention of reselling. Some products do not qualify for the free two-day shipping benefit, so they shipped via the free standard shipping option, which is usually 2 to 5 business days.