With the new coronavirus still wreaking havoc around the globe, Amazon Prime Day is delayed this year. In 2015, Amazon unveiled Prime Day, which is a special shopping holiday extravaganza for their Prime members. Initially, this was set up to secure new members and boost summer sales. But now, it has evolved to become an annual event that gives Black Friday Sale a run for its money.
During last year’sPrime Day, Amazon sold more than 175 million items. As of the moment, details are scant when Prime Day 2020 will commence, but loyal fans have the assurance that it will push through soon. Though Amazon has made no formal announcements, CNET says the much-awaited sale will begin on October 13.
If Amazon copies the pattern of last year’s Prime Day, then it will likely run through the next day. Prime Day 2019 commenced on a Monday, July 15 at 12 midnight Pacific Time. It lasted until the following day and concluded on Tuesday, July 16 at 11:59 pm also Pacific Time.
The buzz also continues to circulate that Amazon has supposedly cross off time off and vacation days for their full-time regular employees at the warehouse for the time frame of October 13 to 20. Because of this, people can only speculate that the Prime Day 2020 will indeed push through as hinted, as employees are expected to show up on those days to ensure they can accommodate and roll out all the orders and deliveries.
The Only Statement
So far, the only official statement from Amazon said that Prime Day 2020 is happening much later than the typical schedule. They used to do it during the summer season. Unfortunately, they have to delay the much-awaited sale to guarantee the safety of their employees and selling partners. Amazon is also keeping the safety of their clients in mind because deliveries will increase their exposure to the contagion.
Over the summer, a few people shared that an email was sent out to Amazon’s third-party resellers to inform them that Prime Day 2020 will not happen until October 5. The date is only a tentative schedule, which is the earliest projected date. Until today, everyone is still waiting for an official announcement when the exact Prime Day will commence.
Get Ready to Shop
Now, the only thing people can really do is to prepare. Sellers have to beef up their inventory of products to ensure they have a lot of stocks for the forthcoming Prime Day 2020. As for shoppers, those who are not Prime members yet still have the time to sign up. Remember, the best bargains go to Prime members, which is why the name of the sale is branded this way.
For those who are not members yet, now is the perfect time to sign up. Amazon Prime membership is free to join for 30 days. After that period, a membership fee of $119 needs to be paid annually. For m ore information, check out Amazon.com for more details. Those that need help shopping can do so via Amazon smile, the app, Ask Alexa, and even Whole Foods for grocery promos (as Amazon owns them). Deals run the gamut on all kinds of stuff so happy shopping!