Amazon has presented its quarterly results and has delighted investors with a more than double profit. For the US customers, however, Amazon has bad news. So the Internet giant wants to increase the prices for prime subscriptions from 99 to 119 US dollars a year.
Amazon Prime is becoming more expensive
Like Amazon, the company’s revenue increased 43 percent year-on-year to $ 51 billion. The profit more than doubled to $ 1.6 billion. In addition to online trading, the online services business also contributed to this. These are at least in the US to change.
For the first time since March 2014, the prices of the subscription service Amazon Prime should increase from May 11th. For example, the prime service in the US will cost $ 119 a year instead of the original $ 99. The program had been greatly expanded, Amazon justified the move.
Whether Amazon makes the prime annual membership more expensive in Germany, is currently unknown. The last price increase came into force in the US four years ago, but in Germany only in early 2017. Thus, there is hope that Amazon in Germany initially remains at an annual price of 69 €.