Newegg Debuts Amazon Prime-Style 'Premier' Club

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Online retailer Newegg has just announced a new subscription service that offers expedited shipping, exclusive deals, and more. They're calling it Newegg Premier and it'll run you $49.99 a year.

You can sign up for Newegg Premier beta today, and you'll get a 30-day trial.

With Newegg Premier, you'll get "early bird notifications" on upcoming sales, exclusive deals, free returns, and waived restocking fees.

And of course, the big benefit is the free expedited shipping. Newegg guarantees that items will arrive in 3 days or fewer - and if you want to make sure it comes in less time than that, they offer subscribers discounts on 1 and 2-day shipping.

Newegg may not have the sheer volume of products of let's say, an Amazon, but they offer a large variety of goods that range from electronics and computer hardware to health & beauty and sporting goods. Speaking of Amazon, this launch comes on the heels of the news that Amazon is considering raising the price on a year's subscription to Amazon Prime - possibly by as much as $40.

Newegg was founded back in 2001 by Fred Chang. In the time since, the company has grown to be one of the largest electronics-focused online retailers around. They currently boast 18 million users and over $2.5 billion in annual sales. If you want to sign up for the new Premier service, make sure you have a credit card. Judging by their social media pages, it seems there are plenty of people that are trying to sign up with a debit card to no avail.

Image via Newegg, Facebook

Josh Wolford
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