It’s usually one of the most anticipated sales of the year. In 2021, pent-up consumer demand and a surge in new online shoppers could lead to this Amazon Prime Day even bigger.
These years Amazon Prime Day will include discounts on more than 2 million items for Prime members – roughly twice as many as last year – including over 1 million offers from small and medium-sized businesses, according to the retail giant.
Here’s how to prepare for the upcoming sale.
There will be limited time offers on a wide range of products, especially entertainment and travel items, as Covid-related restrictions are lifted, such as: B. 25% off air fryers, smokers, backyard games, televisions, JBL headphones, Legos, and Amazon devices such as Kindle, Ring Video Doorbell, and Fire TV Streamer from $ 100.
“I always expect an item that everyone buys to be great deals,” said Julie Ramhold, consumer analyst at DealNews.com, the two-day shopping event.
Some of the most popular items in the past have included the Instant Pot, the Echo Dot, and of course the Amazon coat.
Last year, in the midst of the Coronavirus During the breakout, many of the deals were designed to stay with the company. “This year we moved in the other direction again,” said Ramhold.
To take advantage of the Prime Day offers, you must be an Amazon Prime member.
If you haven’t already joined, it’s free for 30 days. After that, you can cancel or sign up for a monthly membership for about $ 13, or pay $ 119 for the year. For bargain hunters, note that 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 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 deal is live, add the item to your cart immediately. Some offers sell out quickly, said Ramhold. Once in your cart, you have 15 minutes to decide whether to complete the purchase.
If there’s a particular product you’re set for and you don’t see it in upcoming sales, then you can create one Wish list and Amazon will notify you when it becomes part of a Prime Day deal.
As vaccination rates go up and the economy is recovering, plans for post-pandemic rampages – or so-called revenge purchases – are according to a recent spending survey by. already in progress Credit tree.
Almost half of all consumers said they shop so eagerly that it is at least quite likely they will go into debt This 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 for the National Retail Federation. “Today’s year-over-year numbers 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.