Two of the best things about being a Prime member are the Amazon Prime Video streaming service and the company’s free one-day delivery service. However, Prime Video has started to look very tired next to slick rivals like Netflix and Disney Plus, and deliveries have been heavily delayed for some time now, due to the Covid-19 outbreak and an online shopping surge. If you’re thinking about turning your back on the the £79 per year service, here’s how to cancel Amazon Prime.
Whether you’re paying for your Amazon Prime membership or taking advantage of the 30-day free trial, cancelling it is really quick and easy. Read on for all the details.
How to cancel Amazon Prime
Whether you’re a paying Prime member or on a free trial, the process of cancelling your Amazon Prime membership is the same.
How to cancel Amazon Prime:
- Visit Amazon’s ‘Manage Your Prime Membership’ page by clicking this link.
- Hit ‘Update your settings’ under the ‘Manage Membership’ box in the top-right corner.
- Select the ‘End Membership’ option.
- Amazon will then attempt to keep you around by asking you that you’re sure you really want to cancel your Prime membership. It’s up to you to stay strong.
- Your Prime membership (whether paid or free) will automatically end when it’s up for renewal, and you won’t be charged for another month.
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“As the Coronavirus has spread, we’ve seen an increase in people shopping online,” a notice on the Amazon website currently reads.
“To serve you while also helping to ensure the safety of our employees, we have prioritized stocking and delivering items that are a higher priority for our customers. These are items such as food, health and personal care products and items needed to work from home.
“As a result, estimated delivery times for some items may be longer than usual at the moment. You can find updated delivery times on the product detail page.”
We wouldn’t feel too bad for cancelling, though. After all, Amazon’s tax practices are as questionable as ever, serious issues with how it treats its warehouse employees mustn’t be forgotten, and Jeff Bezos is the world’s wealthiest person.
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