How to sign up for Amazon Prime 2023

Time really does fly, doesn’t it? Prime Day, the period when Amazon (and, probably, a significant number of its competitors) will be dropping prices on a lot of its products for Prime members, is coming up soon. It is scheduled for July 11th and 12th, but there are already a bunch of pre-Prime Day sales hitting.

If you’re interested in the goodies being offered but haven’t signed up for Amazon Prime, don’t worry — Amazon makes it very easy. (Not surprisingly — after all, it would be the sorry vendor who would make it difficult for people to become new customers.)

If you’re attracted by the goodies being offered but haven’t signed up for Prime, Amazon makes it very easy

You can share your Prime account — and most of its features — with one other adult, along with a teen and / or a child. And you get a 30-day free trial, so you can try it (and the Prime Day specials) out.

Amazon offers a variety of Prime plans.

We should probably mention the obvious: you can sign up for a Prime membership, take advantage of the free 30-day trial, and then cancel it after the Prime Day sales are over. But you can only do that once, so you won’t be able to use that trick next year when Prime Day comes around again.

Update June 26th, 2023, 2:35PM ET: This article was first published on June 9th, 2021, and has been changed to reflect updated information about Amazon Prime.