Amazon announces Prime Day 2018 with more than one million deals

Gladys Abbott
July 4, 2018

Amazon said sales from its Prime Day event a year ago surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday, growing by more than 60 percent from 2016. It will also offer fresh, new launches across various categories during Prime Day this year, with over 40 million products said to be available for purchase for Prime members. The Echo Dot was the most popular item among Prime members during last year's Prime Day.

"It's a natural evolution for Amazon to start offering more Alexa-exclusive specials", says Greene of InfoScout, noting that the company's data shows that more of these devices are now in homes and playing a larger role in placing orders.

First of, the Echo Show is available now with a $100 discount but more will be on sale beginning the 16th of July at 12PM PT/3PM ET. Make video calls or watch video flash briefings, movies and TV shows, see music lyrics, smart home cameras, photos, weather forecasts, and more.

Over the next month, you can get your hands on 21 free games, courtesy of Amazon and Twitch.

First of all, if you want to get in on the action, you need to sign-up to Amazon Prime.

It comes once a year and is exclusively for members.

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Kindle Unlimited and eBooks - Prime members who haven't yet tried Kindle Unlimited will have access to three months of unlimited reading for just $0.99.

Have you ever bought any Prime Day deals?

The program now has more than 100 million members, Amazon disclosed for the first time in April. Amazon also throws in a video-streaming platform and access to two million songs. Amazon Prime Day is only available to Prime subscribers. That is, Singaporean customers "buy a lot" from Amazon's worldwide website and are "willing to wait and pay for the products to arrive". It starts with a free version of the excellent Pillars of Eternity: Definitive Edition (one of Obsidian's greatest games), which you can download now through July 7. And when the festivities kick off on July 16, Amazon's website will be filled with deals.

New to Amazon? Not a Prime customer?

Now that you what to expect, time to put a strategy in place so you can seek out and snatch up the best deals before they disappear. This year, a total of 17 countries will celebrate Prime Day.

But your basket will then let you know if the price has changed in the time since you added it your shopping basket, letting you get an idea of those tasty discounts.

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