EBay launches thousands of deals to fight Amazon on Prime Day

Danny Woods
July 17, 2018

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The first 25 Prime Day deals have been revealed, and they looked pretty impressive.

NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES: Several companies agreed to launch new products on Prime Day, Amazon says. Adobe said other major retailers saw sales jump 35 percent on Prime Day a year ago. This finish is easy to keep clean and as its neither too matt nor too glossy, it shouldn't act as a fingerprint magnet.

The eBay deals page, meanwhile, contains a lot more products, across a variety of categories, complete with prices and full information.

"The outage is especially problematic as many of Amazon's Prime deals are promoted for a set window of time - something that could cause a great deal of frustration for potential customers", GlobalData Retail Managing Director Neil Saunders told CNBC.

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Starting from today 1pm IST, the e-commerce giant will also be hosting six different flash sales during the Prime Day sale proffering customers with up to 10 percent cashback or discount on transaction done by HDFC Bank card/ EMI and Amazon Pay. Do whatever you have to in order to get access-whether that be registering for a student account if you're now attending university, or signing up for a free trial. Among them, a Fingerlings unicorn doll whose horn lights up and a Delta kitchen faucet that can be turned on through Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.

Making Prime Day last even longer "ratchets up the pressure on all of retail" to roll out heavy promotions "in hopes of attracting shoppers and dollars", said Charlie O'Shea, lead retail analyst at Moody's.

Despite the heavy promotions, selling its own products on Prime Day should help the company's profit margins because it can cut out first and third-party sellers. If you go back two years ago, Amazon offered more than 100,000 deals on Prime Day. Workers in Spain are out on a three-day strike, meanwhile, while in Poland they are staging a work to rule, Verdi said. But Amazon isn't the only place where people can find discounts.

Whole Foods has recorded nine straight months of 2% to 3% same-store sales growth since the acquisition previous year, according to RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Mahaney.

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