The Amazon Prime Food Stamp Discount Is All About Enriching Amazon

Style Magazine Newswire | 6/16/2017, 12:36 p.m.
An apparent effort to siphon more business from retail competitors, the online ordering giant Amazon is offering discounts to welfare ...

Source: Huffington Post

An apparent effort to siphon more business from retail competitors, the online ordering giant Amazon is offering discounts to welfare recipients, though experts say it’s unlikely that many will sign up. Last week, Amazon announced that it would offer membership to its Amazon Prime service — which comes with perks including free expedited shipping and access to its video and music streaming platforms — at a discounted rate of $5.99 per month for active recipients of federal assistance like food stamps. Most people won’t be able to actually spend benefits online ― at least not yet. But Amazon is likely betting that someday soon, they will. And when that day comes, the corporate giant wants a cut of the action, which is already worth billions to Walmart and other big retailers.