If you’re an online shopper who loves great deals, fast shipping, and streaming movies and music, an Amazon Prime membership might be perfect for you.

From groceries to electronics to digital entertainment, Prime has it all. And the best part? You can sign up for a 30-day free trial and experience the incredible benefits first-hand without paying a penny. Prime aims to make your life more convenient, simple, and fun, every single day—so if you’re ready to try it out, read on for instructions on how to get started.

How to sign up for a free Prime membership trial

Whether you’re thinking of joining Prime, or you’ve been with us for a while, it’s important to know how to maximise your membership.

  • Step 1: Go to Amazon's website. Once you have arrived at the homepage, locate the section that says "Hello, Sign in.” Click on it, and it'll take you to the sign-in page. If you don't already have an Amazon account, you can create one by clicking on the "Create your Amazon account" button.
  • Step 2: After you've created an Amazon account, you'll be taken to the homepage once again. Look for the "Try Prime" button in the top left corner of the website. Click on it and choose the membership plan that suits you the best. Keep in mind that you are signing up for a free 30-day trial, so you won't have to pay anything for now.
  • Step 3: Amazon requires you to provide your payment details when you sign up for the free trial, in case you decide to continue on with your membership after trial ends. You will not be charged anything if you cancel the membership before the trial period ends.
  • Step 4: Once you've completed all the steps, you're now ready to enjoy your free 30-day Prime membership. You'll have access to benefits like fast, free deliver, shopping deals and discounts, an extensive library of digital entertainment content.
  • Step 5: Decide if you want to continue with this one-of-a-kind membership. Prime is savings, convenience, and entertainment at one low monthly cost—so we’re fairly sure you’ll enjoy it. But if, for one reason or another, you decide to cancel your membership, you can cancel at any time during the trial period. To cancel your membership, go to the "Manage Prime Membership" section in your account and click on "End Trial and Benefits."
If you need to cancel your Prime membership, it’s easy—but here’s what you’ll miss.

But before you go, check out why we think you should reconsider cancelling your Prime membership.

The cost of a Prime membership

If you decide to stick around, a Prime membership is £8.99 per month, or £95 per year if you pay annually—but Amazon also offers discounted membership for students with Prime Student, including 50% off Prime with all the same perks and benefits – alongside other bonuses like 10% off when shopping in-store at Amazon Fresh and 15% off coach tickets at National Express.

Learn all about the special benefits and latest offers, including a free year's subscription to Deliveroo Plus.

Signing up for a free Amazon Prime membership trial is a simple process that takes only a few minutes. By following the steps outlined above, you can start enjoying the many benefits that come with a Prime membership right away.

So, go ahead, give it a try, and see for yourself why Prime is worth the investment.