Amazon Prime, eBay Plus and Shipster compared
Which subscription shipping service deserves your money? We've compared Amazon Prime, eBay Plus and Shipster to find out.
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Late in 2017, Australia's first big name subscription shipping service was launched. It's called Shipster and is run by Australia Post. With your Shipster subscription, you can get free shipping from over 60 of the most popular stores in Australia. Then in the middle of 2018, eBay launched its own subscription shipping service called eBay Plus. This shipping service allows you free shipping on many of the products on eBay including products at eBay stores like Myer, Lorna Jane, Microsoft, Dyson and Target. Last but not least, now there's Amazon Prime.
After months of hype, Amazon Australia launched into the market late in 2017 and now it has finally launched its famous subscription shipping service Prime. The Australian version of Prime gives selected customers access to free two-day shipping on millions of items on Amazon. So is Amazon Prime the best choice for you? Or perhaps are your personal circumstances better suited to eBay Plus?
If you're considering investing in a subscription shipping service, you've come to the right place. We've compared the key features of Amazon Prime, eBay Plus and Shipster. Read through to see which best suits you. Or head to eBay, Amazon Australia or a participating Shipster store to shop now.
|Service||Cost||What is the free shipping offer?||Are there shipping exclusions?||Minimum order value?||Free returns?||How long does delivery take||Who can access the service?||Are there any extras?|
|Amazon Prime||$6.99 a month or $59 a year||Get free shipping on millions of eligible items across 23 categories on amazon.com.au.||Doesn't include all items on amazon.com.au.||No||No||2 days on local items, 9-13 days on international items, 1 day for local priority delivery at an extra cost.||Only for residents in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and other selected metro areas.||Amazon Prime Video, 1000 free books, free games, exclusive deals, shopping through Amazon Echo, discounted priority delivery.|
|eBay Plus||$49 a year (approx. $4.08 a month)||Free delivery on 15 million eligible items on eBay.com.au.||Doesn't include all items on ebay.com.au.||No||Yes||1 - 12 days depending on your location.||All across Australia.||Double flybuys points, exclusive deals and sales, exclusive customer service team.|
|Shipster||$6.95 a month (approx. $83.40 a year)||Free shipping from over 60 of Australia's top retailers.||All items are included. But orders where the shipping costs are over $20 are not eligible.||Yes. A minimum order value of $25 is required||No||1 - 12 days depending on your location and the retailer.||All across Australia.||Free delivery on eligible Deliveroo orders.|
Disclaimer: The costs listed are based on standard pricing and exclude any deals or introductory offers.
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