Prime Day has been a hot topic of discussion among consumers since its inception and predictions of when the biggest shopping event of the year will be taking place have been circulating for years. Amazon has been making big promises about how Prime Day will change the face of retailing for many years now, and their customers have been waiting with bated breath. Today, several reports (both confirmed by email and third party retailers) are predicting that Amazon Prime Day will officially start on Monday, October 5th, 2020. This is good news for Amazon’s Prime members, who are all looking forward to the biggest Amazon discounts of the entire year and get the best deals on everything from fitness equipment to vacuum cleaners to robot vacuums before the long holiday shopping season.
Prime Day has been an idea that was hatched at a high profile event, and the early speculation was that it would be the product launch of the Apple’s iPhone. However, with the overwhelming response to the first iPhone in 2020, it was clear that Prime Day would become a regular occurrence, so what changed? The obvious answer is that the world economy has taken a massive hit over the past year or so, causing consumer spending to drop dramatically. However, there has been some debate as to whether the drop in overall consumer spending is the primary reason why Amazon’s Prime program is seeing such a large surge in interest and traffic.
The truth is that the real reason why people love Prime so much is the fact that it provides them with all sorts of extra perks. In other words, unlike traditional sales events, where shoppers usually just end up paying full price for whatever they buy, Amazon’s Prime program gives buyers an incentive to purchase more, thus driving up the overall cost.
One of the biggest advantages of getting Prime, and any other type of subscription, are being able to save money. Not only can you get huge discounts on products, but you can also save money on shipping and handling fees. The savings will make a big difference if you are shopping online, as shipping and handling costs are always going up. Even if you are purchasing from a physical store, you can still take advantage of these discounts by doing your shopping online.
Another great reason to purchase through Prime is the opportunity to earn free items. Amazon gives members special “thank you” gifts such as gift certificates, Amazon gift cards, Amazon Echo Show gift sets, Amazon Vapor Smoke, Amazon Kindle Voyage, and more. There are a lot of great items that you can earn and use to buy things you want or make for yourself. If you are able to redeem your points, Amazon will even give you points for discounts on future purchases as well.
Of course, if you really want to get into the spirit of things and you want to get an edge on the competition, you can always go out and spend the money on a fancy pair of shoes, or a fancy new television. However, you will not actually find much in the way of discounts on these items with the Amazon program. This simply comes down to a matter of how much you want to spend on a purchase.
As a result of this, many retailers are expecting Prime Day to bring with it a wave of competition for the best deals and sales and lower prices for the same items you find at regular brick and mortar stores. Unfortunately, this can be very expensive, especially if you are shopping for the same things as everyone else, which could make the cost of Prime Day seem a bit prohibitive.
That’s why, in order to get the most value for your money, you should consider shopping online for everything from clothing to electronics to household appliances, and everything in between. By doing so, you can save hundreds of dollars and still get the exact same items and prices that you would find at a traditional brick and mortar store.