To sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime, follow the on-screen instructions that appear on the Amazon Prime service page. As of 2015, the service costs $99 per year after the free trial period.
Amazon Prime includes an array of benefits that potentially enhance a shopper's experience, and a free trial month may help one decide whether to commit to paying for the service on an ongoing basis. Many shoppers choose to enroll in Prime for the shipping benefits, which include free two-day shipping across millions of items throughout Amazon's product categories. This benefit targets shoppers who frequently make small purchases that would not normally qualify for free shipping due to being below the minimum amount.
Other benefits of an Amazon Prime membership include Prime Instant Video, which includes a large library of TV shows and movies one can stream for no additional fee along with Prime Music, which offers online listening from a collection of songs and playlists. Additional benefits include the ability to borrow one Kindle electronic book per month and access to online photo storage. Prime members can even share their memberships with others in their household for no additional fee.
Customers using an Amazon Prime trial must cancel before the end of the trial month to avoid being charged. One can complete this cancellation procedure online through the Manage Prime Membership page.