How to Sign Up for an Amazon Prime Account

by Zicheng Ren

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.


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

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.


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

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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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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