Amazon Prime Day is coming, but to get access to the huge deals event you will need to sign up to Amazon Prime. Here's how.

Bargains begin early this year, thanks to Amazon's delayed Prime Day sale. It's happening on 13 and 14 October, postponed from its usual July date, and is expected to kick off a huge deals season that will run until the New Year.

You'll need to sign up to Amazon Prime in order to get your hands on these bargains when they arrive on the site.

Beyond Prime Day and through the year, members can enjoy exclusive deals and benefits like free unlimited one-day delivery, Prime Video, Prime Music, Amazon Pantry, the Kindle Owner's Lending Library, Prime Reading, and more

A Prime membership costs £79/US$119 per year or £7.99/US$12.99 per month – here's how you can sign up.

How to sign up to Prime with Amazon Alexa

If you own an Echo device owners or a smart home speaker that runs Amazon Alexa, you can also sign up for Amazon Prime by simply saying "Alexa, sign me up for Prime".

Until 12 October customers who sign up for Prime using Alexa get a £5 voucher ahead of Prime Day.

How to sign up for Amazon Prime on desktop

  • To sign up to Amazon Prime, head to Amazon's dedicated Prime sign up page. The first month is free, as a part of the 30-day free trial.
  • On Amazon's sign up page, click on 'Start your 30-Day Free Trial', which will then ask for your Amazon login details.

Amazon Prime Sign Up

  • If you don't already have an account, you can create an account by clicking on the "Create your Amazon account" option at the bottom.

Amazon Create Account or Login

  • If you have an account and log in, you should immediately see a page that asks for your credit card and address information if it's not already stored with Amazon.

Prime Sign Up Credit Card

  • If you're already a member and have your payment and address details saved, click on the option that says 'Try Prime' in the top right corner.

Try Prime

  • You should see Amazon's Prime sign up-page again. Click on "Start your 30-Day free trial".

Amazon Prime Sign Up

  • Amazon will ask you to confirm your credit card information and billing address. If everything looks okay, click on "Try Prime FREE - pay later".

Payment confirmation

  • You should now see a confirmation page welcoming you to Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime Welcome Page

How to sign up for Amazon Prime on mobile

We have a full guide to signing up to Amazon Prime on mobile here. Remember to install the Amazon Shopping app first.

Keep in mind, Amazon will charge you the Prime membership fee every month (or year) after the free trial ends, unless you cancel which you're allowed to do at any time.