Tips for killing it on Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day has been taking place every year since 2015. Instituted by online retailer Amazon, Amazon Prime Day offers Amazon Prime members an opportunity to enjoy limited quantity sales for a limited period.  In the world of retail, Amazon Prime Day is similar to Cyber Monday or Black Friday whereby products in just about every category can be purchased at subsidized prices.  Previous Prime Day events have included huge price cuts on everything ranging from clothing to kitchen and household appliances.

What to expect

This year, Amazon Prime Day begins at 9 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, July 10.  Amazon Prime Day will feature thousands of deals designed exclusively for Prime members.  The deals will be distributed equally through the promotion period with new deals being launched every five minutes.

It is slated to run for 30 hours worth of shopping time, which is huge because past editions have only lasted 24 hours.  Please note that not every Prime Day deal will last for the entirety of the 30 hours; deals will be launched and they will remain available until all of them are claimed.  Once these units are claimed, shoppers can join a wait list that notifies them if any additional units in that category become available.

Tips on what to do to enjoy Amazon Prime Day 2017

Register immediately

If you want to enjoy the numerous deals available, the first thing that you need to do is register to become a Prime member on Amazon.  All new Prime members enjoy a 30 day free trial before they have to pay the prescribed fee.

Download the Amazon app

If you plan to take full advantage of the day, consider downloading the Amazon App.  With an app installed directly on your device, you will be able to keep up with new deals and updates specifically when a new item goes live.  The app awards you a level of convenience that ensures that your preferred item is not sold out before you get the opportunity to buy it.  

Be on the lookout for early sales

You should be on the lookout for early Amazon sales, which will are scheduled to launch five days before the actual Prime Day.  As such, this means that the early sales will start on July 5 this year.  Before the D-Day, you should also be on the lookout for copycat sales from other online retailers; this period has become commonly known as Black Friday in July by retailers and online shoppers.

Schedule breakdown of Amazon Prime Day 2017

  • 5 July: Voice Shopping
  • 6 July: Amazon Music
  • 7 July: Prime Video
  • 8 July: Everyday Essentials
  • 9 July: Reading with Prime
  • 10 July: Prime Day starts in the evening
  • 11 July: PRIME DAY
Updated: February 7, 2019 — 9:29 am

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