Update: This year Amazon Prime Day would be on 11th July but the deal will start right from 9 PM 10th July. Stay tuned for the deals and updates. Check the Prime Day Sneak Preview here.
Amazon Prime Day, the one-day biggest shopping event in the US after Black Friday is around the corner. The date is not officially announced yet but according to some sources, this time Amazon is keeping the Prime Day celebration the complete week starting from 9 July to 15 July. It also makes sense because last Prime Day was on 12th of July and the first was on 15th July.
Prime Day actually was introduced in 2015 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the company’s founding and from then Amazon celebrates it every year.
Last Year Prime Day Stats
Last year Prime Day was a huge hit for the biggest e-commerce giant. The company announced it was the biggest day in the history of Amazon. They didn’t reveal any specific numbers but it reported over 2 millions of toys and shoes, more than 90,000 TVs, 14,000+ Lenovo laptops, 23,000+ iRobot vacuums, over 200,000 headphones, hundred of thousands of Kindle e-readers, 215,000 pressure cookers, and more.
As the name suggests, Prime Day (or Prime Week) is only open to members of Amazon’s Prime membership. The Prime membership costs members $99 per year and affords them free two-day shipping on any order, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows using Prime Video, free Kindle ebooks every month, plus access to a growing number of features like music, Audible audiobooks, and select grocery and restaurant delivery.
More than its two-year lifespan, Prime Day has seen a huge improvement in logistics and customer satisfaction. Many found themselves frustrated the first year as the best deals sold-out early or they had to hold back for items to re-stock. Feedback was much more positive last year.
Why Amazon Prime Day matters?
Amazon Prime Day deals for 2017 will be the best chance to buy everything you want from the online US retailer at deep discounts no matter its Gadgets, household items, 4K TVs, Gaming Consoles, Laptops or Amazon Devices, you’ll find the bargains.
In Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you shop to gift your family members or loved ones but Amazon Prime Day is for your personal shopping and saving on household items.
Do I need a Prime subscription to get involved?
It depends on you. Nothing like mandatory here to have the Prime membership to shop on Prime Day. There would be deals for everyone but of course, the Prime members will have advantages in shopping lightning deals which come with limited stock. That means some of the very best deals can be gone long before people who aren’t Prime members get to know about them.
That doesn’t mean you need to pay for a Prime membership, though. You can subscribe for a free trial and take full advantage of all the Prime benefits, including Prime Day. But don’t forget to cancel the trial afterward if you don’t intend to continue. If you don’t, you’ll be automatically billed for membership when the trial period ends.
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Are there special Prime deals for students?
Yes. Amazon Student gives you Prime membership for $49 per year instead of the usual $99, and it’s completely free for the first six months. It’s worth considering not just for Prime Day, but for the included TV, music and movie streaming. It’s hard to match a 50% discount. Sadly, there’s no Amazon Prime for teachers, like some US educators so desire.
What to expect from Prime Day 2017?
We’d expect Prime Day 2017 to follow the template of the last two Prime Days. In the week or two before the big day, we’ll see an enticing Amazon Prime subscription discount. Then on the day itself deals will be grouped into two categories: Deals of the Day, which tend to be the most eye-catching and which are available in big numbers, and Lightning Deals, which cover every conceivable kind of product, have limited availability and often sell out very quickly. In the latter case, Prime members get to see the deals before non-members.