Tech giant Amazon is due to hold its annual Prime Day discount shopping event later this month, and a report has predicted UK customers could spend £1.4 billion.
On June 21 and 22, Amazon will offer Prime members over two million deals across all categories, including fashion and beauty.
West London-headquartered delivery price comparison site ParcelHero forecasts last year’s estimated $10.4 billion (£7.4 billion) Amazon spending spree during the event will reach $14.9 billion this time around. The firm predicts Brits will spend £1.4 billion.
Amazon last year said that third-party sellers—most of which are small and medium-sized businesses—surpassed $3.5 billion in sales on Prime Day.
It’s an exclusive mega sale from one of the world’s biggest online retailers. While the very first Prime event in 2015 was a 24-hour event, recent years have seen more discounts, flash sales and offers held over two whole days to give customers greater opportunities to bag incredible products at a fraction of the cost.
The deals bonanza will take place over June 21 and 22 , to avoid clashing with the Olympic Games. This means that the event will come just in time for BBQs, staycations and the school summer holidays.
Whether you’ve got a shopping list, or you’re just browsing, you can expect deals on everything from tech, home, food & drink, beauty, baby and Amazon devices like Ring doorbells, Echo, Fire and Kindle, plus many more.
The sales offer the perfect time to pick up a big ticket item for less (hello new LCD telly or hybrid memory foam mattress), secure Christmas and birthday gifts early, or just treat yo’self for a fraction of the RRP.
What’s more, as part of Amazon’s investment of more than $100 million worldwide to help small business selling partners succeed: Prime members can get a £10 credit to spend on Prime Day when they spend £10 on small business products in Amazon’s store from June 7 – 20.
Yes. You need to sign up if you want to bag any of the bargains in Amazon’s annual sale. As well as next-day delivery on thousands of products, Amazon Prime membership also opens up a world of video, books and music streaming services.
Students can get in on the action with Amazon Student, which costs £3.99 a month, and comes with a whole raft of discounts and offers for those still in education.
You can either pay £7.99 a month or pay a £79 annual fee, whichever works best for your budget. If you haven’t signed up yet and you’re not sure if it’s for you, try a free 30-day trial before the sale and see how you like it.