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Flipkart VIP vs Amazon Prime Membership Comparison: Which is Better?

Flipkart VIP vs Amazon Prime membership comparison: cost, benefits and which one to buy?

by Vrushali.S Updated: 26 Feb, 2024, 00:22 IST
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If you have seen the newly launched Flipkart VIP membership, you may find yourself in a bit of a tricky situation trying to figure out which membership is better, Amazon Prime vs. Flipkart VIP. Both of these memberships come at different prices & different benefits so should you buy the Flipkart VIP membership which costs Rs.499 only or should you rather spend Rs.1499 or Rs.999 to get the Amazon Prime membership or Prime Lite? Find the answers below.

Flipkart VIP vs. Amazon Prime membership comparison: cost, benefits, and which one to buy?

Flipkart VIP vs Amazon Prime Membership Comparison: Which is Better?


Flipkart launched Flipkart VIP membership on October 8th supposedly to compete against the all-time popular Amazon Prime membership first launched in July 2016. The Flipkart VIP membership cost Rs.499 which is 1/3rd of Amazon Prime’s price and half of the Amazon Prime Lite membership.

So clearly, in terms of pricing, Flipkart VIP membership seems to have an edge. But wait, is the Flipkart VIP membership worth buying? Well, look at the below comparison table to find out for yourself.

Compare Flipkart VIP vs Amazon Prime & Prime Lite Benefits

Benefits

Flipkart VIP

Amazon Prime Lite

Amazon Shopping Edition (In beta currently)

Amazon Prime

Free Delivery

Yes (1-day) on select locations

Yes (2-day), standard

Yes (1-day), standard

Yes (1-day) (2-days), standard, scheduled, same-day

Minimum order required

No

No

No

No

Extra savings

5% on all products using Supercoins up to Rs.1000

Earn 5% cashback using Amazon Pay ICICI Bank Credit Card

Earn 5% cashback using Amazon Pay ICICI Bank Credit Card

Earn 5% cashback using Amazon Pay ICICI Bank Credit Card

Welcome Gift

Box of Samples as a VIP benefit (one-time)

Swiggy Dineout Voucher worth Rs.300 and Buy 1 Get 1 month free SonyLiv Premium worth 299 (limited-time offers)

NA

NA

NA

Extra benefits

Cancel / Reschedule your flight for Rs.1 on Cleartrip,

Extra 3% OFF on Cleartrip hotels

Prime Video (with ads, across 2 devices, HD quality)

NA

Prime Reading, Prime Music, Prime Video, Amazon Family Offers, Gaming Offers

Return Pickup

Within 48 Hours

NA

NA

NA

Extra advantage on shopping

Earn extra 5% up to 100 SuperCoins on every order and bonus of 200 SuperCoins on orders above 10K

NA

NA

No Cost EMI, 6-Months free screen replacement

Priority Customer Support

Yes

No

NA

No

Early Access to Sale

Yes

Yes + exclusive lightening deals

Yes + exclusive lightening deals

Yes + exclusive lightening deals

Membership Cost

Rs.499 (12-months)

Rs.999 (12-months)

Rs.399 (12-months)

Rs.1499 (12-months)

Shopping links

Shop now (mobile app link)

Shop now

Shop now

Shop now



Flipkart VIP vs. Amazon Prime, which is better value-for-money?

To answer in short, the Flipkart VIP membership may not be worth buying. Here’s why:

The Flipkart VIP Membership price is Rs.499 while Amazon Prime membership price is Rs.1499 and Rs.999 for Prime Lite. At a price of Rs.499, the only useful benefit Flipkart seems to be offering is the feature to cancel or reschedule flights from Cleartrip at Rs.1 and get an extra 3% OFF on Cleartrip hotels.

The SuperCoins benefits don’t seem that attractive. Think about this, if you prefer Flipkart to pay Rs.499 membership, then it is likely that you are a frequent Flipkart customer. In that case, you can quickly get the Flipkart Plus membership or the Plus Premium and earn similar or even more SuperCoins benefits.

Flipkart SuperCoins Benefits Comparison

Order Value

Normal User

Plus Member

Plus Premium

VIP

Under 10K

50

Up to 100 (2 per Rs.100)

Up to 100 (4 per Rs.100)

Up to 100 (5%)

Over 10K

50

100

400

200


Apart from this, the Flipkart Welcome Box Gift doesn’t seem to be that exciting either. Here’s a recent discussion shared by one of our users:

Flipkart VIP Membership Gift Box Not Worth it

The priority support benefit is pretty standard and so is the free-delivery benefit which currently is limited to only select cities like Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Mumbai, and Kolkata.

The 5% savings also seem better with Amazon Pay ICICI Credit Card as Flipkart only offers 5% up to 1000 SuperCoins discount.

Also, not to mention with Amazon Prime Lite you get a Prime Video subscription too.

So, clearly between Flipkart VIP vs Amazon Prime, Amazon takes the cake and wins with much better value-for-money benefits.


Should You Buy the Flipkart VIP Membership?

If you shop frequently from Flipkart over other e-commerce sites, and can truly benefit from the free-delivery feature, the Cleartrip benefits, then the Flipkart VIP membership may be worth buying. However, if you are planning to buy the Flipkart VIP membership for “extra benefits” and savings, then it might not be worth it.


Flipkart VIP Membership Price

The Flipkart VIP Membership price is Rs.499 in India and interested Flipkart customers can buy the Flipkart VIP membership from the Flipkart app using this link.


How to Join Flipkart VIP Membership (Link)

To join the Flipkart VIP Membership follow these steps:

  1. Open or download the Flipkart app

  2. Click here to visit the Flipkart VIP membership page (mobile app link)

  3. A “Buy Now” or “Enroll Now” button would be available if the program is available in your Pincode


Flipkart VIP Membership Benefits

Flipkart VIP Membership Benefits include the following:

  • Welcome gift box worth Rs.499

  • Earn 5% coins on every purchase up to 100 and a bonus of 200 coins on purchases above Rs.10000

  • Extra 5% OFF up to 1000 on all products using supercoins

  • Early access to sales

  • Swiggy Dineout voucher worth Rs.300

  • Free 1-day delivery (select cities)

  • Priority custom support

  • Early access to sales


Flipkart VIP vs Flipkart Plus

Flipkart Plus as compared to Flipkart VIP offers lesser benefits. Flipkart Plus offers only 2 benefits, early access to sales and up to 5% savings on select products using SuperCoins while Flipkart VIP offers the perks of Plus Membership as well as some extra perks like free delivery, discounts on Cleartrip, etc.

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Uninstall both apps. You will save on a lot of money
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I'd choose Flipkart prime anyday stuck_out_tongue
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Comrade Comrade
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Uninstall both apps. You will save on a lot of money
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Thanks for the article. All this is news for me.
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My pleasure Muralitg. Thank you for taking the time to read. 
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Good 👍🏻

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Yes, the 399 Prime edition does seem good. Thank you for your comment. 
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Entertainer Entertainer
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U should add newly prime membership (with out video) worth 400₹. 
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Hey Kartik, it's already there

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Selected cities only? It is showing coming soon only or is it yet to be launched?
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Hi, it was / is available in select cities only (mentioned in the article) Mumbai was one of them and to me it shows like this right now. Earlier it was "coming soon"

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How many flights can we reschedule or cancel?

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Only once during the membership period (source - https://www.flipkart.com/pages/fk-v...nc)

As a part of our VIP program, you can cancel/reschedule your domestic flight bookings on Cleartrip without any additional charge once during the membership period. You can add CT FlexMax while booking your flight at cleartrip at Re. 1. This benefit will be applicable from 3rd October 2023.
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Any article on plus premium vs vip !
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we don't have a dedicated article for that..but to answer your question, here's a comparison table between flipakrt VIP vs plus premium vs plus 

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view it on official page here - https://www.flipkart.com/pages/fk-v...nc
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