This yr's 48-hour Amazon Prime Day is the longest one but (AMZN)

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  • Amazon Prime Day, Amazon’s middle-of-July gross sales bonanza, will begin on July 15 and final two full days.
  • It presents steep reductions on quite a lot of merchandise, just like a Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale.
  • In 2018, Prime Day grew to become the biggest gross sales occasion in Amazon’s historical past, but it surely was leapfrogged by Cyber Monday later within the yr.
  • Go to Enterprise Insider’s homepage for extra tales.

Amazon Prime members will not have to attend for much longer for his or her favourite day of the yr.

Amazon introduced on Tuesday that its annual gross sales bonanza often called Prime Day will begin on Monday, July 15 and final a full 48 hours.

Final yr, Prime Day was Monday, July 16 and lasted for 36 hours. Amazon’s web site practically instantly crashed, remaining down for practically an hour at the start of the gross sales occasion.

Learn extra: Amazon crashed for over an hour on its largest buying day of the yr, seemingly dropping thousands and thousands in gross sales

Prime Day began in 2015 and has grown shortly. It is now one of many largest gross sales days on Amazon’s calendar, rivaling Black Friday and Cyber Monday in significance.

Final yr’s Prime Day was the most important buying occasion in Amazon’s historical past on the time, with customers within the US gobbling up Amazon’s personal units just like the Fireplace TV Stick in addition to the On the spot Pot, the 23andMe DNA take a look at, and the LifeStraw.

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It was handily beat as a single gross sales day by Amazon’s 2018 Cyber Monday sale, in response to the corporate.

As Prime Day grows bigger, its significance grows as nicely. Prime is more and more vital to Amazon, as members have a tendency to buy extra gadgets and extra continuously.

Amazon additionally retains including new companies and perks like Prime Day to maintain members pleased within the ecosystem.

“Prime delivers such large scale and options that we consider it could be very troublesome for any firm to duplicate and compete in opposition to, and Amazon continues to increase and add extra worth to Prime by including new advantages and rising current choices,” JPMorgan analysts wrote in 2018, arguing that Prime is definitely value $785 a yr.

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