Amazon Prime Launches In Singapore, Subscription Starts From $2.99/Month

Etsy, Watch Out: Amazon Is Coming for You Next

According The Straits Times, Singapore is the 16th country and the first in Southeast Asia to enjoy this service.

To encourage sign ups the Singapore Prime membership advertised at $8.99 per month will be reduced to $2.99 for a limited time, although Amazon haven't yet indicated how long the discount will last.

The online retailer will offer Amazon Handmade products through its two-hour delivery service Prime Now, which normally carries household convenience items found in drugstores.

The local Prime membership benefits do not apply to items bought on Amazon websites in other countries, however, and customers with existing US Prime memberships can not convert them to local ones.

The launch of this service here is due to the strong response and adoption of the Prime Now app in the past few months.

IATA Sees Higher Airline Revenue and Profits In 2018
These are good times for airlines around the world but it's still a tough business, the industry's trade association says. Average net profit per passenger is also forecast to rise to $8.90, up from $8.45 in 2017.

Jawan, 2 terrorists killed in encounter in J&K's Kulgam
The security forces have cordoned off the area and launched a hunt for the militants , the police official added. After the attack, they said the militants tried to escape from the spot but were trapped inside a nearby house.

Russian Federation calls USA threat to destroy North Korea a 'bloodthirsty tirade'
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said USA comments about North Korea amounted to a "really bloodthirsty tirade". Security Council and the new sanctions that may follow will solve nothing", the article said.

While introducing the membership, the online retailer more than halved the threshold for free worldwide shipping to Singapore and also cut delivery times, hoping the deal will attract more shoppers to its platform that will now give access to more than 5 million items from Amazon U.S.

As Singaporeans are more "hyper-connected and mobile-first" users, this service was designed for Singaporeans in mind.

Prime members will also be able to access content in Prime Video and Twitch Prime.

Amazon.com will offer last-minute delivery of pottery, necklaces, candles and other handmade products ordered as late as Christmas Eve in nine US cities, including Seattle, looking to win orders from competing arts-and-crafts marketplace Etsy.

However, he encouraged "anyone living in Singapore to leverage the Prime membership package developed specifically for Singapore" and noted that Prime membership is country-specific and not transferable, which means that those with US Prime memberships can not convert them to local ones. While Amazon Handmade on Prime Now is just a short-term experiment, the trial shows that Amazon is willing to expand its local selection and appeal to an audience that prefers to shop small. The monthly membership is priced at SGD8.99, but it is going at SGD2.99 as an introductory offer.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top MS Dhoni set to join CSK squad for IPL 2018 edition
Dec 07, 2017 - 02:23
If a franchise retains three players, then the first player would cost Rs 15 crore, second Rs 11 crore and the third Rs 7 crore. Two new teams, Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions squads were introduced to replace the suspended teams.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Starbucks opens its biggest, most ambitious store yet
Dec 06, 2017 - 01:02
Good news for coffee lovers near Shanghai, they have opened the doors to the largest Starbucks location yet. Same-store sales at USA cafes were up 2% for the quarter ended 1 October, while sales in China were up 8%.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Discover enables payments for Apple Pay Cash
Dec 06, 2017 - 00:59
The process will ask you for your name, address, date of birth, and last four digits of your social security number. When Apple customers receive money on a supported device, the money is added to their new Apple Pay Cash card.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Conyers 'Retiring Today,' Endorses Son to Replace Him
Dec 06, 2017 - 00:49
Conyers' attorney, Arnold Reed, confirmed to ABC News that the lawmaker meant retiring effective immediately. The courageous women who came forward are owed justice, ' Pelosi continued at a Capitol press conference.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Harley Quinn movie in the works, confirms Margot Robbie
Dec 05, 2017 - 02:34
Margot Robbie is developing a Harley Quinn movie completely separate from the ones already announced. It is no secret that Robbie wishes to return to the role of the Joker's deranged girlfriend.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Yemen's Former President Saleh Killed After Houthis Stop His Motorcade
Dec 05, 2017 - 02:30
Jamie McGoldrick, Yemen's Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator for the United Nations , warned that the death of Mr. Sayyid said Saleh and other top party officials had came under Huthi gunfire as they fled Sanaa.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Special Needs Children Meet Santa at Unique Event
Dec 05, 2017 - 02:30
Police say someone on the naughty list stole a Santa suit and hat valued together at $520 from a Pennsylvania mall. The report says it's unknown who took the full Santa Claus suit and an extra hat from a back room at the mall.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Amazon Australia launched this morning
Dec 05, 2017 - 02:24
Amazon Australia country manager Rocco Braeuniger said a "focus on customers" and long-term are key principles in Amazon's approach to retailing.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The Winklevoss Twins Have Mark Zuckerberg in Their Sights
Dec 05, 2017 - 02:23
Of course, the other side of the argument suggests that bitcoin's value is peaking, and a sharp decline is inevitable. The $11 million Bitcoin investment in 2013 is worth slightly above a billion dollars in today's value.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top See the only 2017 appearance of the supermoon
Dec 05, 2017 - 02:18
Nearby perigee full Moons appear about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than full Moons that occur near apogee in the Moon's orbit. The supermoon lit up night skies around the world on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, drawing awe from many spectators.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Facebook launches Messenger Kids app - but parents vet chat contacts
Dec 05, 2017 - 02:13
In order to befriend another child in Messenger Kids, a parent must also be friends with that child's parent on Facebook. Facebook said the app will not feature in-app purchases or ads nor will the child's information be used for ads.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ohio State vs. Wisconsin 2017 live stream
Dec 04, 2017 - 01:38
The Buckeyes run defense was phenomenal, holding the Badgers to just 60 yards on the ground - their lowest total of the year. The conversion milked precious extra minutes off the clock before a short field goal that served as the game's final points.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Voyager 1 Thrusters Fires Up First Time Since 1980
Dec 04, 2017 - 01:27
So NASA's plan B was to fire up its four back-up thrusters, on the rear of Voyager 1, for the first time since 1980. Although the devices are still working, a few years ago engineers began to notice they were deteriorating.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Giancarlo Stanton Could Soon Be Traded To The Giants Or The Cardinals
Dec 04, 2017 - 01:24
Stanton's reps were given permission to meet with the Giants on Thursday night in Los Angeles, according to multiple reports. The Cardinals have pitching prospects the Marlins have targeted, such as right-handers Jack Flaherty and Sandy Alcantara .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Alex Smith isn't the problem in Chiefs' latest loss
Dec 04, 2017 - 01:19
On the retry, the Jets converted to take a seven-point lead, while Peters got an unsportsmanlike conduct flag for his actions. At 6-6 overall, their games don't get any more critical than the next two, both at home against AFC West opponents.