Monday, 23 July, 2018

Prime Day 2018: Amazon prepares for huge volume of orders

Amazon Prime Day 2018 sale to start from July 16, here are deals on OnePlus 6, Vivo V9 and others Today’s top deals: Kindle Paperwhite, 128GB microSD, Crock-Pot, $15 iPhone X battery case, more
Charles Bowen | 12 July, 2018, 19:45

While we don't know exactly what items Amazon will put on sale during Prime Day, the company has already begun offering up free PC games for anyone who links their Amazon Prime and Twitch accounts. According to reports from last year, Amazon's 2017 Prime Day was the company's biggest sales day ever - growing more than 60 percent over the previous year's results and bringing in more new Prime members than in any other single 24-hour period in Amazon's history.

Access to top global deals: For the first time, Prime members in India will have access to hundreds of top worldwide Prime Day deals.

Note that there are several deals today that are only for Prime members, but you can start your free 30-day Amazon Prime trial now and be ready for Prime Day next week. If you're not a Prime subscriber, there's usually a big Amazon Prime sale in the run-up to the big day. After that, should you decide not to cancel, then Prime Student will cost you just £3.99 a month. On Prime Day, the company will launch a two-hour express delivery service on the back of "I Have Space" warehouses.

A woman uses an Amazon Fire TV in an undated marketing image from Amazon.

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Yes and no. While Prime is for Prime customers, there will be other deals on the day that are open to everyone - it's just that with lightning deals, which tend to have limited stock, the Prime users get to see them before anybody else.

Here is what members can expect from Amazon Prime Day 2018: Access to over 200 exclusive new launches: This will include OnePlus 6 Red, gaming laptops from HP and Acer and All-Terrain cycles from Hero.

Ultra-fast two hour delivery with Prime Now: Prime members in Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad will be able to enjoy ultra-fast two hour delivery of consumer electronics, Amazon Devices, everyday essentials and more on the Prime Now app. You can find the full list here.

For the avid reader out there, Prime Day will be the best day to get an e-reader, with the price getting cut by a third. Know what you want, know what you can afford to spend and know the market: you'll often spot interesting price hikes in June to enable amazing-looking discounts on Prime Day. The price has dropped from £28.99 to £19.99 ahead of Prime Day, meaning you can see what the fuss is about for £9 less than the usual price.

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