Mark Your Calendars: Amazon Prime Day Returns July 16th and 17th Tech

Mark Your Calendars: Amazon Prime Day Returns July 16th and 17th

Author's avatar Abdullah Fawaz

Time icon June 25, 2024   | Last Updated: June 25, 2024 at 6:42 PM

Calling all deal hunters! Amazon has officially announced the dates for its highly anticipated Prime Day sale event. This year, Prime members can expect two days of deep discounts on a wide variety of products, running from July 16th to July 17th.

Prime Day Promises and Perks

As in previous years, Prime Day will offer millions of deals across various categories. For those seeking the hottest deals, new discounts will be dropping “as often as every five minutes during select periods throughout the event.”

To further incentivize Prime members, Amazon will again offer exclusive “invite-only deals” for coveted items that tend to sell out quickly. This program, introduced in 2023, allows Prime members to request early access to these limited-quantity discounts.

A Day for Prime and Beyond

Launched in 2015, Prime Day was originally conceived as a way to reward loyal Prime members with exclusive savings. A Prime membership currently costs $139 annually and includes benefits like fast shipping and access to streaming services. Prime Day not only incentivizes new subscribers but also promotes Amazon’s own products and services while generating significant sales during a traditionally slower shopping period.

However, Prime Day’s impact extends beyond the Amazon ecosystem. The event triggers a wave of competing sales from other major retailers. Walmart, for instance, will be holding its own “Walmart Deals” event from July 8th to 11th. Target will run a week-long discount event from July 7th to 13th, and Best Buy will have a “Black Friday in July” promotion happening concurrently with Prime Day, from July 15th to 17th.

Prime Day’s Continued Growth

The popularity of Prime Day continues to grow year after year. According to Adobe Analytics, total online sales in the US during last year’s Prime Day event reached a record-breaking $12.7 billion, exceeding 2022’s total of $11.9 billion. Amazon itself reported selling a staggering 375 million items in 2023, up from 300 million in 2022.

With the official dates now confirmed, both Prime members and deal hunters alike can start strategizing their shopping lists for the upcoming Prime Day event. With millions of deals and the potential for deep discounts, it’s sure to be a shopping extravaganza not to be missed.

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Abdullah Fawaz

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