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Amazon Prime Terms & Conditions
Last updated February 27, 2006
Welcome to the terms and conditions ("Terms")
for Amazon Prime. These Terms are between you and Amazon
Services, Inc. and/or its affiliates ("Amazon.com"
or "Us"), and govern our respective
rights and obligations.
The Terms, together with applicable terms and conditions
related to any promotional offers provided to you for use
with Prime, constitute the entire agreement
between you and Amazon.com related to the Prime shipping
membership program. Please note that your use of the
Amazon.com Web site and Prime membership are also governed
by our Conditions of Use and Privacy
Notice, as well as all other applicable terms, conditions,
limitations and requirements on the Amazon.com Web site,
all of which (as changed over time) are incorporated
into these Terms. If you register for membership, you
accept these terms, conditions, limitations and requirements.
Please read these Terms carefully.
Prime members are entitled to free Two-Day shipping
and $3.99 per unit One-Day shipping on all eligible
purchases. If you purchase a Prime membership, you may
also invite up to four eligible family members living
in your household (at the same address) to register
for Prime membership at no extra cost. (Please note
that any member under age 18 may use the Amazon.com
Web site only with involvement of a parent or guardian.)
The purchaser can change and/or remove guests at any
time. A guest's membership will automatically
terminate if the purchaser of the membership ceases
to be a member or removes the guest. This program is
not available for Corporate Accounts or for customers
who purchase products for business or institutional
use or for the purpose of resale.
This program is limited to certain products sold by
Amazon.com on www.amazon.com
that are shipped to continental United States addresses,
excluding Alaska, Hawaii, P.O. boxes, APO/FPO and U.S.
territories, possessions and protectorates. Though Two-Day
and One-Day shipping benefits do not apply to these
excluded addresses, members are entitled to free Standard
shipping on eligible items shipped to P.O. boxes in
the continental U.S. and APO/FPO addresses with U.S.
zip codes. We may exclude products in our discretion,
including, for example, oversize or heavy items, items
regulated as hazardous materials, and other items with
special shipping characteristics. Products are eligible
for Prime only if designated on the website. Products
sold by third parties, or through third-party areas
such as Marketplace, Auctions and/or zShops, are NOT
eligible for Prime.
You must have an Amazon.com account to register for
and use Prime. We reserve the right to accept or refuse
membership in our discretion. You may not transfer or
assign your membership or these benefits, except as
part of our family member guest program described above.
Some special product, order, handling fees and/or taxes
may still apply to eligible purchases. If only some
items in your order are eligible for Prime, you will
pay applicable shipping charges for the ineligible items.
Changing or combining orders, or changing your shipping
address, speed, or preferences might affect Prime eligibility.
- One-Day and Two-Day shipping are options we use
to determine your estimated delivery date (these options
do not reflect product availability or our estimated
- we may ship the products by ground or air at our
discretion (these options do not correspond to any
carrier-branded shipping services);
- our carriers usually do not pick-up or deliver packages
on weekends or holidays;
- we do not guaranty delivery of products within the
estimated transit time or by the estimated delivery
The annual membership fee for Prime is $79.00. This
fee is non-refundable except as expressly set forth
below. Taxes may apply on either or both of the membership
fee and the reduced shipping charges for Prime. UNLESS
YOU NOTIFY US BEFORE RENEWAL THAT YOU WANT TO CANCEL, YOU
UNDERSTAND YOUR MEMBERSHIP WILL AUTOMATICALLY RENEW
AND YOU AUTHORIZE US (WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU) TO COLLECT
THE THEN-APPLICABLE ANNUAL
MEMBERSHIP FEE AND ANY TAXES USING ANY PAYMENT METHOD
WE HAVE ON RECORD FOR YOU.
If you cancel your membership before you or your registered
guests have made any eligible purchases, we will refund
your full membership fee.
We may in our discretion change these Terms, Amazon.com's
general Conditions of Use and Privacy Notice, or any
aspect of Prime membership, without notice to you. However,
any increase in the membership fee will not apply until
your membership is renewed. Also, if we increase the
shipping charges for Prime, or decrease the number of
family members who can be invited as guests, we will
notify you by email at least 30 days before the new
terms go into effect. If you cancel your membership
before the effective date of these changes, we will
give you a prorated refund of your membership fee based
on the number of full months remaining in your membership
period. This refund option does not apply to any other
changes we may make. If any change is found invalid,
void, or for any reason unenforceable, that change is
severable and does not affect the validity and enforceability
of any remaining changes or conditions. YOUR CONTINUED
MEMBERSHIP AFTER WE CHANGE THESE TERMS CONSTITUTES YOUR
ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHANGES. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY
CHANGES, YOU MUST CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP.
Termination by Us
We may terminate your membership at our discretion
without notice. If we do so, we will give you a prorated
refund based on the number of full months remaining
in your membership. However, we will not give any refund
for termination related to conduct that we determine,
in our discretion, violates these Terms or any applicable
law, involves fraud or misuse of this membership program
or any other Amazon.com services or features,
or is harmful to our interests or another user. Our
failure to insist upon or enforce your strict compliance
with these Terms will not constitute a waiver of any
of our rights.
Limitation of Liability
IN ADDITION TO OTHER LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS IN
OF USE, IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS,
EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE
FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL,
OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND,
ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO PRIME. OUR TOTAL LIABILITY,
WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE)
OR OTHERWISE, WILL NOT EXCEED THE LAST ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP
FEE YOU PAID. THESE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
WILL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW AND
WILL SURVIVE CANCELLATION OR TERMINATION OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION
OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME
OR ALL OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
What is Amazon Prime?
Amazon Prime is a membership program that gives you and your family "all-you-can-eat" fast shipping.
For an annual membership fee of $79 (which is waived during your 1-month free trial), you will enjoy:
- Free Two-Day Shipping on more than one million in-stock items sold by Amazon.com.
- Upgrades to One-Day (Overnight) Shipping for just $3.99 per item.
- Free standard shipping for eligible items shipped to P.O. boxes in the continental United States
(excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories, possessions and protectorates) and APO/FPO addresses with U.S. zip codes.
- No minimum purchases required.
- Members-only 1-Click buttons on product pages.
- No need to think about shipping charges when you order.
How do I sign up for Amazon Prime?
- Shared benefits with up to four family members living in the same household.
You can sign up now by clicking the button below, and we'll apply your new shipping rates to this order.
If you don't wish to become a member of Amazon Prime now, you can still do so later by visiting our sign-up page:
However, signing up later will mean that this order will not be eligible for Amazon Prime.
Can I order using 1-Click?
Amazon Prime works best when you use 1-Click Shopping. You'll see two members-only 1-Click buttons in the
member stripe on the top of product detail pages of eligible items. One button instantly orders the item with
Free Two-Day Shipping, and the other button orders the item with One-Day (Overnight) Shipping
for just $3.99 per item.
To get the most out of Amazon Prime and 1-Click, please check your 1-Click settings:
- Is 1-Click turned on? Members-only shopping buttons will not appear if 1-Click is disabled.
- Is your default shipping address a P.O. Box? Make sure you provide a street address.
We cannot use expedited carrier services for P.O. Box deliveries.
- Is your payment information current? You may want to update your default credit card number and expiration date.
- Is your default shipping method Two-Day? If you use the standard 1-Click button on the
right-hand side of product detail pages, please verify the default shipping method for the shipping address.
You will need to change it from Standard Shipping to Free Two-Day Shipping to take full advantage of your Amazon Prime benefits.
More information on using 1-Click is available on our Help pages.
Can I shop without using 1-Click?
If you prefer to use the Shopping Cart instead of 1-Click, simply place items in your Shopping Cart and proceed
to checkout as usual. On the order summary page, you will see:
Which items are eligible for Amazon Prime?
- Amazon Prime-eligible items are recognized and the shipping method defaults to Free Two-Day Shipping.
- The option to upgrade your shipment of eligible items to One-Day (Overnight) Shipping for $3.99 per item.
- Your shipping preferences default to "ship items as they become available" (at no additional cost to you) to
ensure your items arrive as soon as possible.
Eligible products will be designated on the product page, in the order pipeline, or at check-out.
The program is limited to products sold by Amazon.com. Gift certificates are not eligible for expedited
shipping under Amazon Prime. Some Amazon.com products are excluded, including, for example, oversize or
heavy items, items regulated as hazardous materials, and other items with special shipping characteristics.
Products sold by third parties, such as Toys"R" Us and Babies "R" Us, or through third-party areas such as,
Marketplace, Auctions and/or zShops, are NOT eligible.
How do I share Amazon Prime with members of my household?
Inviting family members to share your Amazon Prime membership is easy. Simply log into "Your Account"
and click on the link to "Your Amazon Prime Membership." There you will see a list of your current membership,
the status of all members linked to your Amazon Prime membership, and options to add or remove members.
What else should I know about Amazon Prime?
- To add a member: Enter the person's name, relationship, e-mail address and birthday in the
appropriate fields and click "Invite." An invitation e-mail message automatically will be sent to the e-mail
address you entered. Note that invited members will need to know the month and day of your birthday to accept your invitation.
- To remove a member: Click the "Remove" button next to the name of the person you wish to remove.
An e-mail message automatically will be sent to the person you remove.
Can I cancel my membership to Amazon Prime?
- Free Two-Day and per-unit One-Day shipping options apply only for shipments to continental U.S. addresses
(excluding Alaska, Hawaii, P.O. boxes, APO/FPO and U.S. territories, possessions and protectorates). Free standard
shipping is available for eligible items shipped to P.O. boxes in the continental United States (excluding Alaska,
Hawaii, U.S. territories, possessions and protectorates) and APO/FPO addresses with U.S. zip codes.
- This program is not available for Corporate Accounts or for customers who purchase products for business or
institutional use or for the purpose of resale.
only some items in your order are eligible for Amazon Prime you'll be
charged applicable shipping fees for the ineligible items.
- Two-Day and One-Day shipping have no weekend pick-up or delivery and may require signature for items over $400.
may be shipped using either ground or air shipping. These options do
not correspond to any carrier-branded shipping services.
You can cancel your Amazon Prime membership and receive a refund of the membership fee if you or your registered
guests have not made any eligible purchases.
To cancel your membership to Amazon Prime, please visit the membership page in Your Account.
Does my membership renew automatically?
Yes, your membership is set up to automatically renew annually. You can use Your Account to choose not to renew or
to update your preferred payment method for membership renewals. If the preferred method is unavailable (for example,
a credit card has expired), for your convenience we will use another payment method we have on record for you. Your
initial sign-up is an authorization for us to use the preferred or other available payment methods.