Amazon: Third annual Prime Day will be a massive global deals event in 13 countries on Tuesday, July 11

Amazon: Third annual Prime Day will be a massive global deals event in 13 countries on Tuesday, July 11

China, India and Mexico join the celebration, making Prime Day a massive global deals event in 13 countries

Prime members can enjoy 30 hours of deal shopping this year – with deals starting on July 10 at 6pm PT/9pm ET

Nearly 40 percent of Lightning Deals worldwide will come from small businesses and entrepreneurs on Prime Day

SEATTLE, 2017-Jul-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — The third annual Prime Day will be Tuesday, July 11, with hundreds of thousands of deals exclusively for Prime members around the world. New this year, members can enjoy 30 hours of deal shopping starting at 6pm PT/9pm ET on Monday, July 10 – and new deals as often as every five minutes. Prime Day has expanded to 13 countries this year, and Amazon is bringing new and existing members in the U.S., U.K., Spain, Mexico, Japan, Italy, India, Germany, France, China, Canada, Belgium and Austria the best deals of the year. Members will find millions of items in stock, including deals from thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs. As the company gears up for Prime Day, Amazon offers an inside look to show our global preparations. To participate in Prime Day, sign up or start a free Prime trial any time before or on July 11 by visiting amazon.com/primeday.

“Our members love Prime Day and we have been thrilled by the response over the last two years. It is inspiring us to make it even better this year for Prime members,” said Greg Greeley, Vice President, Amazon Prime. “Every part of our business is working to deliver more deals for a record number of shoppers. This year’s Prime Day is too big for 24 hours – so we’re giving Prime members 30 hours to shop!”

New for Prime Day this Year

Prime Day 2017 is made especially for you – with personalization, deal watching and the fun of discovery across Prime and Amazon.

  • 30 Hours to Shop – Prime Day will start at 6pm PT/9pm ET on Monday, July 10, giving Prime members 30 hours to shop.
  • Explore Deals You’re Into – Find deals organized by more than 20 of the most-shopped-for themes. From pet lovers to gardeners and techies to artists – find your deals even faster.
  • Voice Shopping – There will be even more Alexa-exclusive deals for members with an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Amazon Tap, compatible Fire TV or Fire tablet.
  • Watch A Deal – The Amazon App allows early deal watching in every country. Preview, track, and shop deals while at home or on-the-go with deal alerts on the Amazon App. Learn more at amazon.com/watched.
  • Amazon Global Store – Prime members in China and Mexico will be able to shop both local deals as well as select deals from other countries from the Amazon Global Store.
  • Amazon’s Big TV Deal Prime Day will include amazing TV deals, with a variety of great brands including the all new Element 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV – Amazon Fire TV Edition. Amazon is planning one of its largest total volume TV deals in history with a record level of inventory but once again, the TV deals will likely sell out.

Deals Start Now

Every day leading up to Prime Day on July 11 members will find all kinds of exclusive promotions and deals. The following start today:

  • Amazon Music Unlimited – Prime members who haven’t yet tried Amazon Music Unlimited can get the best deal in Amazon Music history – four months of the full catalog on-demand service with access to tens of millions of songs, for just $0.99.
  • Prime Video – Get $10 to shop on Amazon.com anytime on or before Prime Day when you stream a video included in Prime for the first time on your TV. Restrictions apply. Stream award-winning and critically acclaimed Amazon Original Series and Movies as well as thousands of other popular titles included with your Prime membership.
  • Kindle Unlimited – Prime members can save up to 40% on a Kindle Unlimited membership. Enjoy unlimited reading from over one million titles on any device.
  • Audible – Enjoy the world’s largest library of audiobooks plus original audio programming from Audible for 40% off your first 6 months (just $8.95/month for 6 months).
  • Everyday Essentials – Prime members can save up to 35% off with onsite coupons on select food and household items in Prime Pantry.

The Grand Tour Season 2 Prime Day Sneak Peek

As a Prime Day exclusive, Amazon will reveal a brand new tease of The Grand Tour for Prime members. The new footage, which is the first look at any filming from the hugely anticipated second season, sees Jeremy, Richard and James in Mozambique, Switzerland and the U.K. Prime members will get this exclusive Prime Day sneak preview ahead of the full The Grand Tour season 2 launch later this year.

Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs on Prime Day

Prime Day 2016 was another record-breaking success for small businesses and entrepreneurs worldwide participating in the event. Small businesses and entrepreneurs on Amazon offering deals to Prime members saw orders nearly triple year-over-year on Prime Day – both worldwide and in the U.S. And this year, there will be thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs participating, representing nearly 40 percent of all Prime Day Lightning Deals. Feedback from small businesses and entrepreneurs includes:

  • “Prime Day provides young brands like ours the opportunity to reach new customers and gain greater exposure through deals and increased traffic,” said Caron Proschan, Simply Gum. “We are really excited to offer customers our best deals of the year and expect to see a huge sales lift that will help us prepare for the upcoming holiday season.”
  • “Prime Day last year was tremendous. We did 20 times our normal daily sales, it was simply amazing,” said Lawrence Bibi, Light Accents. “Prime Day gives us a peak sales day in the middle of the summer.”

Everyday Made Better with Prime

Prime was designed to make your life better every single day. Tens of millions of members around the world enjoy the many benefits of Prime. In the U.S. that includes unlimited access to award-winning movies and TV episodes with Prime Video; unlimited access to Prime Music, Audible Channels for Prime, Prime Reading, Prime Photos, Twitch Prime; early access to select Lightning Deals, one free pre-released book a month with Kindle First, and more. Plus, Prime members around the world can enjoy exclusive deal shopping on Prime Day. Prime was built on the foundation of unlimited fast, free shipping and members receive unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 50 million items, Prime FREE One-Day Shipping and Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery in more than 5,000 cities and towns, and two-hour delivery with Prime Now in more than 30 major cities. Start a free trial of Amazon Prime at amazon.com/primeday.

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.

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Amazon holds first-ever Boost with FBA summit for small business and entrepreneurs

Inaugural Boost Summit Brings Together More Than 1,000 Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses to Meet with Amazon

Fulfillment by Amazon Empowers Small Businesses to Attract Prime Members and Grow their Business

Half of Items Sold on Amazon are from Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

SEATTLE, 2017-Jun-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (June 28, 2017) held Boost with FBA, a first-ever summit in the U.S. for small business and entrepreneurs participating in the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service. The inaugural event, held in New York City, brought together over 1,000 entrepreneurs and small business owners to meet with Amazon leaders face-to-face and learn about the tools and services that can help them further grow their business on Amazon. With access to more than 300 million active customer accounts worldwide, Amazon provides small businesses the opportunity to quickly reach customers in their neighborhood and around the globe.

“Small businesses are thriving on Amazon and we’re thrilled to bring these entrepreneurs together to help them take their business to the next level,” said Cynthia Williams, Vice President for Fulfillment by Amazon. “Entrepreneurs on Amazon are expanding their businesses worldwide and increasingly using the logistical expertise of the FBA service to reach new customers in Europe and Asia.”

FBA enables sellers to attract Prime members by having Amazon store and ship their products directly to customers while offering Prime benefits, including FREE two-day or same-day shipping and simple exporting around the world. At Boost with FBA, sellers met with Amazonexperts to learn about how they can sharpen their business strategies, grow their sales, reach new customers and sell in new marketplaces. They also heard from seasoned sellers and fellow small business owners.

Facts about Fulfillment by Amazon:

  • FBA was first launched in 2007.
  • In 2016, Fulfillment by Amazon delivered more than 2 billion items on behalf of small business and entrepreneurs.
  • In 2016, active sellers worldwide using the FBA service grew more than 70 percent.
  • In 2016, outside the U.S. FBA units shipped grew more than 80 percent.
  • In 2016, FBA items shipped worldwide grew more than 50 percent year-over-year during the holiday season.
  • In Q4 2016, FBA units represented more than 55% of total third-party units.

“FBA is a terrific fit for us. We don’t have the warehouses or shipping capacity to fulfill direct-to-consumer orders, and it means I can focus on listening to customer feedback and refining my designs,” said Lawrence Bibi, CEO of LightAccents. Based in Paramus, NJ, Bibi has leveraged FBA since 2011 and in 2016 expanded sales of his light fixtures and home décor into Italy, France and Germany. “FBA allows us to keep our profits and sell across the world.”

“The performance of our products on FBA has really surpassed anything I could have ever imagined,” said Caron Proschan, founder and CEO of Simply Gum, a New York-based company selling all-natural gum. “FBA lets us focus on more strategic questions of marketing and growing our business, knowing that fulfillment is well taken care of.”

Half of the items sold on Amazon worldwide are from sellers that offer their products through Amazon Marketplace. Small businesses and entrepreneurs selling on Amazon come from every state in the U.S., and from more than 130 different countries around the world. Amazon began inviting small businesses to sell on Amazon to increase selection and ensure customers could find and discover anything they wanted to buy online.

Businesses interested in selling on Amazon can visit http://services.amazon.com. To view inspiring stories of inventors, authors, and small business owners who are transforming their lives and pursuing their dreams with Amazon, check out Transformations.

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.

SOURCE: Amazon.com, Inc.

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