Amazon is gearing up for one of its biggest shopping day of the year, Prime Day, with a 2019 event that will run for the first time over a 48-hour period, commencing on Monday, July 15 at midnight (PT).
During the two-day period, Prime members from various countries around the world, including, for the first time the United Arab Emirates, will enjoy more than one million deals.
"Get ready, as we pull back the curtain to reveal exclusive products, special performances and two full days of phenomenal deals this Prime Day," says Jeff Wilke, Amazon CEO Worldwide Consumer. "Our vision is that Prime Day should be the absolute best time to be a member - when you can enjoy shopping, savings, entertainment and some of the best deals Prime members have ever seen. Stay tuned as we reveal exclusive savings at Whole Foods Market, thousands of new product launches, as well as world-class entertainment and more, leading up to Prime Day on July 15 and 16."
New this year, Prime Day will offer more than one million deals globally including new featured Lightning Deals on products from top-tier brands, available in limited quantities. New deals will be launched throughout the 48-hour period, so customers can keep checking back. In addition to products from third-party brands, Prime members will find some of the biggest Prime Day deals ever on Alexa-enabled devices.
Amazon will be announcing various collaborations with actors, musicians, athletes, and top brands, for exclusive deals and Prime Day launches. Starting today, Prime Day Launches are available on thousands of products worldwide with more coming.
In collaboration with First Book Canada, Amazon Canada is donating $1 for every qualifying children's book sold to provide $100,000 worth of books to children in need for the upcoming back to school season. Prime members can enjoy a curated assortment of book deals from now until Prime Day in the qualifying selection at amazon.ca/buy1give1.
Prime members can support small and medium-sized businesses this Prime Day by shopping deals from Amazon Storefronts, Amazon Handmade, Amazon Launchpad, and more. Last Prime Day, small and medium-sized businesses selling in Amazon's stores surpassed $1.5 billion in sales and offered hundreds of thousands of deals.
An Amazon Prime subscription in Canada is $79 annually or $7.99 monthly. Post-secondary students have access to Prime for 50% off with a Prime Student membership.
Photo from Amazon Prime Day 2019