How to Sign Up for an Amazon Prime Account

by Zicheng Ren
Courtesy of Amazon

Amazon Prime allows you to sign up for a 30-day free trial followed by a yearly charge if you decide to keep the account. You need to have an Amazon account to activate Amazon Prime features such as Instant Video and Music and free two-day shipping. You will have to enter your credit card and billing address information including your name, address and phone number.

Step 1


Go to [Amazon]( and click **Your Account** on the menu bar to sign in with your Amazon account.

Step 2

Type your registered email address and password.

Log in to your Amazon account by typing your email address in the **My e-mail address is:** box. Choose the **Yes, I have a password** button and type your password. Click **Sign in using our secure server**. You need to choose the **No, I am a new customer** button to sign up for a new Amazon account if you never had a Amazon account before.

Step 3


Click the **Try Prime free for 30 days** button on the Amazon homepage to sign up for Amazon Prime.

Step 4

Enter your credit card and billing address information and click

Fill out the form with your credit card and billing address information and click **Try Prime free** to start using Amazon Prime. You will be charged $99 per year after your 30-day free trial ends. You may cancel the payment any time during the trial if you decide not to use Prime.

Go to your log-in page and check your Amazon Prime information.

Go back to the Amazon home page with your log-in information and note that **Your Prime** appears on the menu bar. Click **Your Prime** to begin using your Amazon Prime account benefits.


  • It is sometimes possible to get an Amazon Prime account through various promotions. For example, if you buy an Amazon Fire phone it comes with a one-year Prime membership.


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About the Author

Digital signal processing, Arduino and programming languages are just a few of the research interests Zicheng Ren pursued as he earned his M.E. in electronic engineering. He has been published on a variety of tech-related topics. Ren is a graduate student at Oregon Health and Science University.

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