^( has launched a new ^( , priced at ^( , on top of their existing $79 annual membership.
“Prime brings together the best of entertainment and shopping into a simple package at an unbelievable value for Canadians. With the launch of a monthly membership, we have added yet another easy way to enjoy Prime benefits,” said Mike Strauch, country manager for Amazon Canada, in a statement.
According to Amazon, the rate of Prime membership sign-ups in Canada has doubled in the past 18 months.^( launched in Canada back in January 2018.
Those who sign up for the monthly plan can opt out at any time, while those on an annual Prime membership can switch to monthly once their annual term ends.
Amazon Prime members have access to Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Photos and a numerous free shipping options.
For the Prime users in the USA, they’ve had a monthly option for a while now, priced at $12.99 USD per month. Now Canadians also have a monthly Prime option, for those not seeking a long-term commitment.
^( —it includes a free 30-day free trial.