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Amazon Gives Prime Members Unlimited Photo Storage

Amazon introduced Prime Photos on Tuesday, giving shoppers another reason to sign up for its Prime membership program. What originally started as a program that gave members 2-day free shipping on most Amazon-fulfilled products for an annual fee of $79, Amazon Prime has expanded to include such benefits as free video streaming, music streaming, and ebooks for an annual fee of $99. And it recently added the benefit of early access to Amazon Lightning Deals and MyHabit.com.

During its recent quarterly conference call with analysts, Amazon revealed that the biggest return on investment for its Prime membership program was that Prime members buy more, “including and especially physical products.” That’s not surprising, since many join to get free shipping on the purchase of physical goods.

Prime Photo offers Prime members free unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive. “Starting today, members can securely store their existing photo collections, automatically upload new photos taken and access them anytime, anywhere, at no cost. Members can start using the Prime Photos benefit today by visiting www.amazon.com/ primephotos,” the company wrote.

The company explained Prime Photos will enable Prime members to:

    • Upload photos from their iOS and Android devices, Fire tablets and Fire phone, and Mac and Windows computers – and have them stored for free in the Amazon cloud.


  • Access their photo collections at any time from nearly any device – including the big screen using Amazon Fire TV or the newly announced Fire TV Stick, as well as PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and select LG and Samsung smart TVs.

  • Add photos to Cloud Drive in their original version so customers never have to worry about losing the full resolution image.


  • Rest easy knowing that their photos are protected in the Amazon cloud.

Prime Photos is extended to all US Prime members. Members can access their photos on the following devices: Fire tablets, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire phone, iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, PlayStation 3 and 4, and select LG and Samsung smart TVs.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.