Pent-up consumer demand and an increase in online shopping due to the pandemic could lead to this Amazon Prime Day even more popular.
Which says a lot when you consider that it is one of the most anticipated shopping events of the year.
Prime Day, which is usually scheduled for July, usually includes discounts on more than 1 million items, including temporary “Lightning Deals” for Prime members.
This year, the online retail giant is slated to launch its annual two-day shopping event in June. Here’s how to get the most out of your upcoming sale.
“I always expect there to be a great deal to be found in an item that everyone buys,” said Julie Ramhold, consumer analyst at DealNews.comof the two-day shopping event.
In the past, some of the most popular items were the Instant Pot, Echo Dot, and of course the Amazon coat.
Last year in the midst of Coronavirus When it broke out, many of the deals were designed to stay in. “This year we went back in the other direction,” said Ramhold.
Expect deep discounts on fun and traveling items like backyard games, TVs, headphones, exercise equipment, and Amazon devices like the Kindle, Fire TV streamer, or the ring video doorbell.
To benefit from Prime Day offers, you must be an Amazon Prime member.
You can sign up for a monthly membership for around $ 13 or pay $ 119 for the year. Note that deal hunters membership also includes free music, movies, and e-books, as well as discounts on groceries at Whole Foods.
Then download the Amazon app, scroll through the upcoming deals, and mark the items you’re interested in as “watching,” advised Ramhold. You will receive a notification when the price drops.
When a business is active, add the item to your shopping cart immediately. Some Lightning deals can sell out quickly, Ramhold said. Once in your cart, you have 15 minutes to decide whether to complete the purchase.
If there is a particular product that you are tuned for that you won’t see in upcoming sales, then you can create a product Wish list and Amazon will notify you when it becomes part of a Prime Day deal.
Almost half of all consumers said they love shopping so much that it is at least somewhat likely You will go into debt That summer, the poll found more than 2,100 Americans.
“This feel-good situation is likely to lead to higher household expenses,” said Jack Kleinhenz, chief economist at the National Retail Federation. “Today’s dates are off the charts in some categories,” he added, particularly clothing, furniture and sporting goods.
“The economy and consumer spending have proven to be much more resilient than many feared a year ago,” said Kleinhenz.