Bergen County, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/14/2014 -- Amazon Prime has announced a raise in membership prices. The price hike is only half as much as the company previously said it would be. The price was raised from $79 annually to $99 annually. For Amazon Prime customer Anthony Amado, this is a reasonable increase. “I rely on Prime for all my media, movies, TV shows, etc. And the two shipping at no extra cost when I order from Amazon is a huge bonus!” Anthony Amado said.
Officials at Amazon blamed the reason for the increase on rising fuel and shipping costs. The benefits of the membership have also increased. Amazon is now offering free shipping on 19 million items.
By increasing prices, Amazon is able to think about adding new services such as same-day delivery and expanding into new ventures, such as online grocery sales. In Los Angeles and San Francisco, Amazon offers Prime Fresh, a grocery delivery service that costs $299 a year and includes a Prime membership.
About Anthony Amado
Anthony Amado was born and raised in Bergen County, New Jersey. Coming from a large loving family, Anthony has developed a strong sense of determination and compassion for others. Growing up Anthony was in involved in church activities and an elite traveling soccer team. Traveling with the team required teamwork and dedication. It also allowed Anthony the chance to travel abroad and learn about new cultures and people at a young age.
Anthony attended college at Montclair State University, in Montclair, New Jersey. While in college Anthony continued to play colligate soccer. It was in college where Anthony’s strong interest in business and marketing started to grow. Anthony joined an international business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPSI) in college. The organization elected Anthony to the position of pledge class president. Alpha Kappa Psi was founded on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher.
In the professional world, Anthony joined a growing company and has continued to help it grow. To get the business where it is at today, Anthony had to work three jobs at times to make it happen. The hard work and dedication that Anthony developed at a young age has carried through today.