Amazon Prime Day details have finally been released and there’s a lot to process. The event will be preceded by a concert on July 10, and will officially take place July 15-16. Just like summer solstice, Prime Day 2019 will be the longest Prime Day ever, with the business trying its hardest to keep you glued to your computer.
— Amazon.com (@amazon) June 25, 2019
Prime Day has been around since 2015 but it’s an event that’s left a big imprint on our culture, which is why it probably feels like it’s been around for longer. It’s always held during the summer and it’s available in over 17 different countries, never with a specific date.
On Prime Day, Prime members are able to purchase hundreds of items from all categories of the site, taking advantage of deals that refresh every minute. Items made by Amazon, like the Echo, Fire tablets and Kindles, sell very well on these dates, getting massive discounts.
While Walmart and Target try their hardest to make their own deals and promotions around this time of the year, no other store or brand can really measure up to Prime Day, which is similar to Black Friday and Cyber Monday in terms of scope. Last year, it broke multiple shopping records, selling more stuff than Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Prime Day 2017. There were a lot of bugs and crashes due to the large amount of traffic on the site, which is maybe why the company decided to spread out the event.
If you’re interested in participating in this year’s deals make sure to have an active Prime membership before it starts. Actually, if you’re interested in using Amazon and all of it’s related businesses (something that’s growing harder to track), you might just need to sign up. Amazon’s annual and monthly memberships cost $119 a year or $12.99 a month.