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Press Release Launches Prime Service Offering Canadians Unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping

Canada NewsWire

Get fast, free shipping on millions of items across electronics, baby, kitchen, books, tools and more with no minimum orders

SEATTLE, Jan. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - today announced the launch of Amazon Prime, a membership program that provides "all-you-can-eat" Free Two-Day shipping to customers for an annual fee of CAD $79.  The Prime membership offers free and unlimited shipping on millions of eligible items on, with no minimum purchase.  Prime is available on items across electronics, baby, kitchen, books, movies, music, watches, sporting goods, tools and more.

Amazon Prime, used by millions of members worldwide, offers customers in most areas of Canada:

  • Unlimited Free Two-Day shipping
  • One-Day shipping for as low as CAD $3.99 per item
  • Free Standard shipping to rural areas

"We are proud to bring Amazon Prime to Canada," said Steve Oliver, country manager for  "Amazon Prime offers its members the convenience of fast, free shipping on millions of eligible items, whether the order is for a single DVD or a kitchen mixer. There is no minimum purchase amount and no need to consolidate orders, so Canadians from coast-to-coast can enjoy a simpler, faster shopping experience."

Customers in Canada can try Amazon Prime for one month free,* with no obligation, by visiting To learn more about Amazon Prime or to sign-up to start enjoying free shipping benefits, customers can visit

*Some restrictions apply

About ( is part of the global family of Amazon Web sites that have become known for great prices, selection, and convenience. customers can find and discover millions of English and French books, Kindle books, CDs, videos, sports and outdoors products, DVDs and electronics, watches, tools, baby, home and garden products, as well as a vast array of software, video games, and consoles--all at everyday low prices. offers FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime, and FREE Super Saver Shipping on qualified orders of $25 CAD or more delivered to a single Canadian address. sources products directly from Canadian publishers and distributors, ensuring a rich offering of Canadian titles and content. Features such as original editorial reviews in English and French and product recommendations help customers find the right products for them among the site's broad selection.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including,,,,,,,, and As used herein, "," "we," "our" and similar terms include, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect's financial results is included in's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

Please note, for the first time, video footage and images of a Canadian Fulfillment Centre are available.