(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by and obtained from Launches Prime Service Offering Canadians Unlimited
Free Two-Day Shipping 
Get fast, free shipping on millions of items across electronics,
baby, kitchen, books, tools and more with no minimum orders 
SEATTLE, January 8, 2013 today announced the launch
of Amazon Prime, a membership program that provides “all-you-can-eat” Free Two-Day shipping to customers for an annual fee of
CAD $79.  The Prime membership offers free and unlimited
shipping on millions of eligible items on, with no
minimum purchase.  Prime is available on items across
electronics, baby, kitchen, books, movies, music, watches,
sporting goods, tools and more. 
Amazon Prime, used by millions of members worldwide, offers
customers in most areas of Canada: 
-Unlimited Free Two-Day shipping 
-One-Day shipping for as low as CAD $3.99 per item 
-Free Standard shipping to rural areas 
“We are proud to bring Amazon Prime to Canada,” said Steve
Oliver, country manager for  “Amazon Prime offers its
members the convenience of fast, free shipping on millions of
eligible items, whether the order is for a single DVD or a
kitchen mixer.  There is no minimum purchase amount and no need
to consolidate orders, so Canadians from coast-to-coast can
enjoy a simpler, faster shopping experience.” 
Customers in Canada can try Amazon Prime for one month free,*
with no obligation, by visiting To learn
more about Amazon Prime or to sign-up to start enjoying free
shipping benefits, customers can visit 
*Some restrictions apply 
About ( is part of the global family of Amazon
Web sites that have become known for great prices, selection,
and convenience. customers can find and discover
millions of English and French books, Kindle books, CDs, videos,
sports and outdoors products, DVDs and electronics, watches,
tools, baby, home and garden products, as well as a vast array
of software, video games, and consoles--all at everyday low
prices. offers FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon
Prime, and FREE Super Saver Shipping on qualified orders of $25
CAD or more delivered to a single Canadian address.
sources products directly from Canadian publishers and
distributors, ensuring a rich offering of Canadian titles and
content. Features such as original editorial reviews in English
and French and product recommendations help customers
find the right products for them among the site’s broad
Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including,,,,,,,, and As used
herein, “,” “we,” “our” and similar terms include, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context
indicates otherwise. 
Forward-Looking Statements
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section
21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may
differ significantly from management’s expectations. These
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that
include, among others, risks related to competition, management
of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential
fluctuations in operating results, international expansion,
outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center
optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions
and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system
interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation,
payments and fraud. More information about factors that
potentially could affect’s financial results is
included in’s filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on
Form 10-K and subsequent filings. 
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