The only unexpected element of Amazon's Prime Day announcement is that it's been expanded to 48 hours. The event starts on July 15 and will last two days. Here's what else you can expect from Prime Day 2019. So eBay is saying if you can't access Amazon, come to eBay for deals that are just as good.
Prime Day also offers shoppers early access to brand new product launches.
This year, Amazon is collaborating with top actors, musicians, athletes, and brands to bring Prime members even more exclusive sales. Between July 8 and July 22, during the "Hot Deals for Hot Days" event, you can expect to find all new deals every day on tech, smart home devices, home appliances, and more.
Not to mention, the massive success of "Prime Day" comes complete with ripple-effect benefits. But of those who will, the Echo smart speakers appeal to 21 percent of shoppers; 19 percent are looking at home security products like indoor and outdoor cameras, 15 percent want a Fire TV streaming device; 13 percent want a new Kindle; and another 13 percent want a Fire tablet. More than half of Prime members who purchased last Prime Day (56% U.S., 53% U.K.) expect to spend more this year.
Amazon in 2015 launched its own artificial shopping holiday to commemorate the company's 20th anniversary.
Prime Day Sneak Peek on the app. Tap the Prime Day banner in the Amazon app through July 14 for a sneak peek of products that will have Prime Day deals.
Prime Day 2018 was in fact so popular that the retail site was initially unable to handle the volume of traffic it was receiving, forcing Amazon to temporarily cut global visits until additional servers could be installed to handle the load. But, more importantly, Amazon uses the savings event to spotlight its own products and hook new members on Prime, a subscription program that more than 100 million people around the world count on as an indispensable part of their shopping lives.
Hit up amazon.com.au/primeday for more details.