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  • So what exactly is Amazon Prime and is it worth the membership fee?

  • I'm gonna share all the details and as well as some of my best tips on this video

  • Hey what's up guys is Sean Cannell here and I wanted to do a quick video

  • with the question that's going around a lot of people wondering what's included in

  • and what is amazon prime all about as well as is it really worth the membership fee

  • and so im going to share some of my best tips in this video

  • and hey at anytime check out show notes and links in the youtube description below

  • a lot of times I'll include extra all the details in the video plus extra things I forgot

  • and stuff like that so you can check that out down there

  • So Amazon Prime is an annual membership from amazon.com that includes shipping benefits

  • as well as a bunch of other services so I'll go through

  • service by service first and then I'll share some thoughts on

  • whether or not it's worth the total investment price

  • So first and foremost you get free today shipping on qualifying items and it's a lot of items

  • and so that means you are going to get fast shipping all year long with out paying any

  • extra for it now you might be saying that there's free

  • shipping above 25 or 35 dollars on amazon anyways

  • but one of the nice things about prime is that there's actually no minimum so if you

  • order one item for ten bucks that qualifies for prime is coming in two

  • days now there's also free same day shipping in certain zip codes

  • but that doesn't really apply to a lot of people so that's something that maybe for

  • you you can research it a little bit the next thing that you get it's amazon in

  • stream video and this includes unlimited streaming of the movies

  • and the tv shows that they have available this is something that my wife and I use a

  • lot so it's valuable to us now obviously one of the competitors in this

  • space is Netflix they definitely are better I don't know if you can really do one or the

  • other but you do get a lot of stuff with amazon

  • instant video and we are seeing new stuff added all the time

  • and just like all of this services Amazon Prime is starting to have exclusive tv shows

  • just for prime members and that might be something that is really valuable to you

  • now the next thing is available is Amazon Prime Music now included in this is over

  • one million songs and hundreds of playlist that you can stream at free now

  • some people might not use this at all my wife actually doesn't I personally do and

  • one of the things that you have to really utilize is I use it

  • on my mobile phone and so you've got the app or you can download the songs to the phone

  • or just stream them on your phone ad free and then I also use it on the amazon music

  • player on the computer and you can play it just like

  • spotify or anything else and so the library is actually really good

  • and what I like is I don't personally pay for spotify I don't pay for

  • Pandora and it hits me with ads all the time so I like to pick a station ad free music

  • or even just download specific stuff and honestly if you are into

  • music at all look through the library that is available on prime

  • now the next thing we actually haven't started using yet but we are super excited about it

  • it's called Prime Photos So prime members actually have access to unlimited

  • storage for their photos now this is definitely Important if the quality of your photos matter

  • to you because you could just upload all your photos to Facebook for free but those aren't

  • going to be saved in their highest quality Or you can upload them to flicker and you

  • get a lot of space there but eventually start paying so this is kinda nice to as a way to

  • back up all your photos We are creating so much content this days

  • from our mobile phones cameras and all this different stuff and at least just know that

  • you have a save place unlimited To store them at their highest quality so

  • we're pumped over the holidays we are actually gonna be going through

  • and making sure all of our photos are backed up there

  • now the next thing is prime pantry now I cant speak too much of this but we have used it

  • a few times and basically you have access to house hold

  • items detergent we get coffee pots that we buy in

  • bulk there chips tooth paste, soup I mean kind of things

  • that could be ship there's also amazon fresh but

  • that's something different and for one flat rate of I believe 5.99 only prime members

  • can have access to prime pantry and it's a good deal if you buy enough stuff and it's

  • showing right at your door and we figure out that for instance if we

  • bough ten boxes of our coffee pods the discount inside of prime pantry 5 boxes we break even

  • on the 5.99 price to ship the box out so if we bought 10 we actually save 5 bucks off of

  • amazon's already low price and so something to search around on but definitely

  • value if you think that you are going to use it

  • now this one is pretty legit and it's prime early access now this is huge for things like

  • black Friday and 12 days of Christmas and all the sales the

  • lighting deals that amazon does And with prime early access it means that

  • as a prime member you get to the lighting deals 30 minutes before everybody else

  • So if you shopped on amazon before when they are offering lighting deals you've probably

  • seen that they are extreme discount prices compared to amazon already competitive prices

  • And so the prime member you are really gonna get the ability to add that to your cart first

  • Now the best items during lighting deals usually go under 2 to 3 minutes and so it means

  • That almost none prime member on the best stuff

  • Probably wont even get a shoot at it Now a couple of things here I actually shoot

  • a video on my best tips and strategies for black Friday

  • And the holiday shopping on amazon.com so I'll link that up in the YouTube card

  • That will pop out of the upper right corner Prime is a really worth it during the holidays

  • and not just because you get the fast shipping when you are ordering things last minute

  • But because you are able to get the 30 minutes advance on lightening deals and the cool thing

  • is that if you have never sign up for amazon prime before

  • You can actually do a 30 day trial during the holidays and get those benefits during

  • the black Friday sales or the black Friday week and the 12 days of Christmas and all

  • of that stuff with the Prime early access

  • And if you ultimately don't think you are going to use all that stuff you can just cancel

  • after you try it out The last feature I'll mention is the kindle

  • owners lending library this has access to over 800 000 ebooks

  • One per month that you get for free but you have to do it on a kindle device so on amazon

  • phone a kindle fire a kindle tablet So this has been a challenge for us because

  • they actually do have really good books available there

  • We do read a lot of books but we had have a kindle we don't have one right now

  • So we haven't taken advantage of it but if you are a reader and you like reading digitally

  • you can be getting books That are 10 plus dollars each ebooks and that

  • would easily pay for it self if you were reading one a month so that's another feature

  • There's a handful of other features and I'll link to the list in the YouTube description

  • You can see it on the screen here that you can check out but these are the ones I mention

  • are definitely the ones I consider the most notable

  • So how much does prime cost Well right now it cost 99 dollars a year and

  • so if you break that down that is about 8.29 per month

  • Now if you compare that to Netflix I believe is 7.99 a month right now so that's gonna

  • add up to about 95 dollars So both are pretty comparable now there are

  • certain times of the year when prime is extremely valuable

  • And we already mention black Friday cyber Monday with the lighting deals twelve days

  • of Christmas All of those times prime is going to give

  • you that early access advantage to those lightening deals

  • and fast shipping of course all year long the other one that they just launch that happen

  • this year is called prime day and there was mix kind of opinions of it but

  • its another opportunity during the year where they're slashing

  • pricings majorly and overall have generally good report and amazon did a lot of sales

  • and that is the savings so that's another thing to be aware of

  • so here's another question is amazon prime worth a hundred bucks a year?

  • Just a few thoughts number one absolutely is you are going to use the services

  • For my wife and I it was a no brainer we do a ton of online shopping and so the shipping

  • which I talked about makes it worth it But all the other services we know that if

  • we watched a couple of seasons of tv shows that aren't available on Netflix

  • That we would have to just buy for 25 bucks or whatever that there's enough things we

  • do with the music With the movies and then with the shipping

  • and then with online shopping and the lighting deals and

  • The advantage there it just makes total sense for us,

  • But you gotta ask yourself the question how interested are you in those different services

  • Number 2 it's worth it if when it comes to shipping if speed matters to you

  • And if you probably order I read on life hacker ten to twenty different orders per year

  • If the speed of receiving your items does not matter to you then you might be able to

  • get away Without the benefits with it comes to shipping

  • You still get free shipping when you order 25 dollars or sometimes is 35 dollars amount

  • of stuff to get free shipping in certain items and if so if you are consistently putting

  • together big enough orders to get Free shipping and you don't need that stuff

  • in a rush you have enough foreside to order then maybe prime is not for you

  • But on the flip side if you are doing that volume it begins to be positive in your favor

  • and also speed matters even just being in photography and video production

  • Working in a home office there's a lot of stuff that will want just to get quickly and

  • not even stress out about shipping That's the second question does speed matter

  • to you and do you like the convenience to not be thinking about other things to add

  • to your card to get the fast shipping if you just order one thing

  • And then bom is in the mail Number 3 Amazon prime is specially cool during

  • the holidays is nice that even at the beginning of December

  • You can be confident that you can still get stuff quickly as you are figuring out those

  • last minute gift ideas and things Like that and amazon I believe for everybody

  • delivers on Sundays now So prime just as and added feature we just

  • put an order recently on Friday and got everything That I actually needed to shoot some videos

  • on that Sunday And so it's two days with prime so that expedited

  • speed specially during the holidays and the bonus on

  • the lighting deals really cool number 4 you can actually give prime as a

  • gift and so you can either request it if you think that's awesome but you're thinking about

  • you know the cost or may be you know someone how totally would use it and would be just

  • pumped about all of this stuff you can give it as a gift

  • I'll make sure to link up to the gift page in the youtube show notes so you can check

  • that out and 5 you can also share the benefits of amazon

  • prime with one other person in your house hole

  • and this is kinda cool if think about and maybe have a room mate or your kids are still

  • living at home or how ever you want to break it up you can share

  • with anybody now you just took a 100 dollars you and split

  • between two people both are receiving the benefits

  • that really begins to stack up the value and that's something to know about

  • Question of the day What do you thing about amazon prime maybe

  • after watching this video or if you've used it is it worth the price ?

  • I would love to hear your opinion and connect with you in the comments section here on YouTube

  • Hey so thanks so much for checking out this video make sure to subscribe on YouTube

  • Specially if you want to be notified when we realize our holiday video series with all

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  • ideas playlist by clicking on the screen annotation or in the YouTube card

  • Or in the YouTube description I'll link that up as well

  • If you enjoyed this video please hit the like buttons and if you have any thoughts

  • Or feedback definitely let me know in the YouTube comments below thanks again

  • So much for watching keep crushing it and we will talk soon

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