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US Amazon Prime member available in UK on UK Amazon?


We're Amazon Prime members in the US, but I want to know if that membership is available to use while in the UK on UK Amazon? We might need to make a few purchases from Amazon, but would like to use our Prime membership.



Posted by
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I just tried to sign in with my Amazon credentials from USA. It recognized me but not as prime like a home. You can still use Amazon without prime. Or it looks like I could sign up for free Amazon UK prime trial, maybe use that.

Posted by
16187 posts

When we were in London for 3 weeks (in 2016) in an apartment, I was able to order items and have them delivered for free with my Prime membership. But it sounds like things may have changed since then. Still, I would go ahead and start an order, and see what the delivery charge is.

Edit: I just did a pretend order for an item to be delivered to a London address. The delivery charge came to £4.99.

Posted by
32709 posts

facing the opposite way - as a UK Prime member when I wanted delivery in the US I had to buy a US Prime account. And when I had no more use for the US account I forgot to cancel it, and paid several months I didn't want. They credited back the last 3 months but no more.

Posted by
14944 posts

As I am someone with Amazon Prime in the U.S., and orders things from Amazon UK while in the UK, I can tell you that your membership does not transfer.

However.........more than likely, the first time you order from, you will be offered a free one month trial membership in Amazon Prime. I took it, got all the benefits of Amazon Prime, than cancelled a couple of days before they charged my card for it. Surprisingly, they offered it to me again a few months later.

The last time was this past August.

Amazon Prime US and Amazon Prime UK are two separate things and cancelling one has no effect on the other.