Amazon is one of the hottest shopping websites around, and Amazon Prime makes it even better. Members get a big variety of Amazon Prime perks, with new ones being added all the time. But Amazon is more than just Prime. They offer textbook rental, self-publishing for books and educational resources, and much more. Here are some of our favorite perks and programs for teachers and students.
Best Amazon Prime Perks for Teachers
By now, you probably know that Prime offers free two-day shipping on pretty much anything you can think of. In some areas, select items even arrive the same day! But that’s just the beginning. Here are a few Amazon Prime perks teachers will really enjoy. (See them all here.)
- Prime Video: Stream thousands of movies and shows for free with your membership, including plenty of titles perfect for the classroom. Check out our top educational shows streaming on Amazon here.
- Amazon Music Prime: Listen to more than two million songs and millions of podcast episodes, ad-free. Set up playlists for your classroom, or find podcasts relevant to your subject.
- Amazon Kids+: This program offers unlimited access to thousands of kid-friendly books, movies, apps, and more. Prime members get a 40 percent discount. Find new read-alouds or online games to play with your classes.
- Prime Wardrobe: Save yourself a trip to the store (and those dressing rooms!) by using Prime Wardrobe to order and try on clothes. Order up to eight items at a time at no cost, and pay only for what you keep. Returns are free too.
- Prime Reading: Choose from a rotating catalog of books, magazines, and comic books to read for free. You’ll find fiction, non-fiction, kids’ books, and more.
Other Amazon Perks and Programs
Amazon Prime Student
If you’re a student yourself with a .edu email address, you’re eligible for a 6-month free trial of a limited version of Amazon Prime. You’ll get the same fast free delivery perks, Prime Video and Music, Prime Reading, and more. (Note that some Prime features aren’t available through this program, though.) After your trial, you’ll get a discounted membership until you finish your education program. Learn more here.
Digital photos are terrific, but sometimes you really want hard copies. Amazon Prints has great prices on everything from various sizes of prints to photo books, calendars, cards, and more. Plus, Prime members get free shipping!
Amazon Business for Education
Administrators, sign up for Amazon Business for Education and get tax-exempt purchasing, discounts, and free delivery. Enroll multiple teachers and staff, and create approval workflows and purchase orders for easy tracking.
Amazon Education Publishing
Ever dreamed of being a published author? Do you love to create educational videos for your class? Use Amazon Education Publishing to share your creations with the world. Earn royalties while retaining your creative control and copyright.
Amazon Textbook Rental
Ensure your students always have the most up-to-date version of any textbook by renting instead of buying them. You can rent both hard copies and ebooks by the semester. Shipping both ways is free, too! Explore included books here.
AmazonSmile for Fundraising
Register your school with AmazonSmile, a charitable giving program. Amazon donates 0.5 percent of every qualified purchase your school community makes back to your school. PTA/PTOs can sign up too!
AWS Educate for Lessons
AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to help students prepare for cloud careers in growing fields. Get free self-paced lessons and interactive challenges to build cloud computing skills. Find resources for K-12 students and teachers here.
Amazon Ignite for Selling Lesson Plans
Want a safe place to sell some of the learning materials you’ve created? Try Amazon Ignite. Join for free and sell your original printables, lesson plans, and classroom games as digital downloads. Check out all the resources already available here.
Amazon Associates Affiliate Program
Are you an educational blogger? Have you built up a massive following on Instagram or YouTube? Sign up for an Amazon Associates account! Share your favorite Amazon products using affiliate links. If readers make a purchase, you get a small commission!
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