How Much Does It Cost To Have An Amazon Account?

A friend, who was afraid of shopping on Amazon because of unexpected charges, came to me one day and the first question she asked was, “Does Amazon charge for having an account?” I must confess, I was a bit shocked because this lady is tech-savvy so I expected her to know something like this.

If you are asking the same question, don’t feel bad, you are not alone in the boat. Well, Amazon charges zero fees to create an account as a buyer. Unless you want some special services like Amazon prime, then you will be required to pay monthly or annual subscription fees. So, you are not required to pay any money to create an account on Amazon.

But, if you are creating an account as a seller, you are required to pay a subscription fee, depending on the plan you are using. Apart from that, no fee is charged to have an account on the Amazon store.

Is Amazon free without prime?

Like we stated previously, opening an account on the Amazon store is free, except you are using Prime services or you are creating an account as a seller. 

Moreover, it is not necessary to have a Prime account before you can shop on Amazon. Amazon Prime account is different from a normal Amazon account. So, no one is forced to open a Prime account.

Is there a monthly fee for Amazon?

You are charged a monthly fee if you are using Amazon Prime. The monthly subscription is usually $12.99. But there could be discounts which you can benefit from. More so, you can benefit from its one-month free trial, after which you will start to pay for the services.

You may be wondering how much Amazon Prime is for a year. Amazon charges $119 per year for its Prime services. If you are sure that you will use it for up to a year, it is better to do the annual subscription. 

With the annual subscription, you will be able to save almost 24%. Instead of spending $12.99 every month which will amount to $156 for 12 months, it’s better to pay the $119 at once and save $36.

If you are not using the Prime services, you will not be charged any fee for shopping on Amazon. Shopping as a customer on Amazon is completely free.

How much is Amazon Prime membership for seniors?

Amazon Prime membership is not free for seniors. However, you can benefit from discounts as a senior. If Senior Citizen Discount is applied to your membership fee, you will be paying $5.99 instead of $12.99. 

So for those asking how they can get $5.99 a month with Amazon Prime? It is only for seniors. To benefit, at least you have to get to the required age, which is 50 years. Once you are 50 with a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT), you can apply for the discount. 

How many Amazon Prime accounts can you have?

Amazon did not specify the number of Prime accounts one could have. However, you cannot create multiple Prime accounts with a single email address. 

Since there is no restriction to the number of accounts you can create, it literally means that you can have as many accounts as you want. Though it’s not illegal, is it an honest practice?

Can you have a joint Amazon Prime account?

Two persons cannot manage the same Amazon Prime account unless they are using the same email address and password. If you try it with different emails, it wouldn’t work. 

But with Amazon Household you can share Prime benefits with your partner. This is done at no cost. All that is required is for you and your partner to link your accounts via Amazon Household. 

Then you can share your Prime with each other. However, you are still in total control of your individual accounts. 

How do I share my Amazon Prime account?

Before you start sharing your Prime benefits with another person make sure you have the person’s consent. This is important because you must have the name and email address of the person.

Moreover, you both must agree to share your wallets so you can be able to share the prime benefits. With these factors, you will not be able to achieve it. So get the second person involved in the process.

To share your Prime benefits with your partner, follow these simple instructions;

Go to Amazon Prime Membership.

Then open Share your Prime Benefits.

Click on Manage Your Household.

Then enter the email address and name of the other person.

Then click on Manage Your Household.

Agree to the terms and send the invite. The other person will then accept it. 

Don’t forget that the invitation is valid for only 14 days. So, you need to let the person be aware.

Can I have 2 Amazon accounts?

You may be wondering whether it is illegal to have multiple Amazon accounts. Well, there is nowhere in the Amazon policy where it is written that you cannot create multiple accounts. If you are a seller or a publisher, or you are doing any other business related to Amazon, you are not expected to create more than one account.

But if you are only creating an account for shopping, you are allowed to create more than one account. However, make sure you don’t use them then run a business on Amazon to avoid account suspension.

Can I have 2 Amazon accounts with 1 email address?

No, it’s not possible to manage two different accounts with one email address in the same store. Once you create an account with an email address, you will not be able to create another account with the same email address.

But you can create multiple accounts with one email address on different Amazon stores. For example, you can create an account on and use the same email address to create another account on,, or

Another way you can create multiple accounts on Amazon with one email address is by creating accounts on different Amazon programs like Amazon Kindle (, Merch by Amazon (, Amazon Seller (, etc.

If you notice the URL, they have different extensions, so it’s possible to have accounts on all the platforms with one email address.

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