Amazon Prime Day 2019 India: everything you need to know for the July 15 event


    Amazon Prime Day 2019 is considered to be one of the biggest shopping events of the year and this time, it’s a two-day shopping fiesta. Amazon India has announced that the Prime Day kicks off from July 15 and will go on till the next day, July 16. Amazon Prime was launched three years back in July 2016 and since then the e-tailer has hosted two Prime Day shopping sales in 2017 and 2018. It can be argued that the Prime Day sale by Amazon is fairly new here in India but platforms like Flipkart and Amazon keep the Indian consumer on their toes with regular shopping festivals around the month. Having said that, this year’s Amazon Prime Day is expected to be a full blown out effort by the Indian arm.Last year’s Prime Day witnessed over 100 million shipments by more than 89 million visitors taking part in the 36-hour shopping fiesta. So its fairly natural for the company to go all in this time with an aim to make it bigger than ever.Here’s everything we expect from this year’s Prime Day sale event in India.
    When is Amazon Prime Day 2019?
    The official dates for Amazon Prime Day 2019 have been announced. It starts on July 15 and will go on till July 16. Last year, the sale went live on July 16 at 12 noon (IST) and offered Prime subscribers discounts, sales and deals for the next 36 hours. Interestingly, the date of the sale isn’t even a point of discussion among people who are waiting for Prime Day 2019 to kick off. It’s the duration of the sale event most people are interested to know about. Amazon has increased the duration of its Prime Day sale every year, from 24 hours in 2016 to 30 hours in 2017 and 36 hours, the longest ever in 2018. This year, the e-commerce giant is going even bigger with a 48-hour event.
    Amazon Prime Day deals
    Amazon India has revealed that this year’s Prime Day sale will be host to over 1,000 product launches, top deals and never before seen offers on smartphones and electronics. A couple of new launches will include OnePlus 7 Mirror Blue colour, Xiaomi wireless headphones, Cocktail Orange colour for the Samsung Galaxy M40, LG W30 and Jabra Elite, to name a few.Along with this, mobile accessories will be on sale during the Prime Day 2019 starting at just Rs 79. People purchasing Canon DSLRs or Sony’s mirrorless cameras can also avail a no cost EMI offer that is being offered as a part of the sale. Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch will retail at its lowest ever price, which will be revealed during the sale on July 15.
    The best Prime Day deals from 2018
    Prime members around the world purchased more than 100 million products during the last Prime Day event. The top-selling items from last year’s Prime Day included a mixture of home goods, electronics, and Amazon devices. As ever, some of the best deals on Prime Day were on Amazon’s own devices. The Echo Dot saw a 45% discount along with deals on Alexa enabled products, upto 25% off on Kindle devices and 30% off on Fire TV Stick among others.Headphones and earphones attracted upto 50% off while large appliances like air conditioners received 40% discount. Amazon brands like Solimo, AmazonBasics, Vedaka offered their products at upto 60% off during last year’s Prime Day.
    How can I sign up for Amazon Prime?
    To participate in the big shopping event, you must be an Amazon Prime Member. Your membership will not only let you partake in Prime Day, but you’ll also have access to Amazon Prime movies, books, music, photos, and more. You can sign up here for a 30-day trial and cancel at any time. The Amazon Prime subscription will cost you Rs 129 per month or Rs 999 for a year. Once you sign up, you’ll have access to all the Prime benefits, receive free one-day, two-day shipping and partake in the biggest shopping event of the year.
    How much money did Amazon make on Prime Day?
    Amazon was predicted to gross $3.4 billion on Prime Day last year, although we don’t know if that prediction is accurate as Amazon doesn’t release such information. However, it did announce that third party sellers shifted a billion dollars of product in just one day. As for its own sales, Amazon was content to say that “sales this Prime Day surpassed Cyber Monday, Black Friday and the previous Prime Day, when comparing 36-hour periods, making this once again the biggest shopping event in Amazon history.” That’s a little sneaky, mind you: as the 2017 sale only ran for 24 hours, not 36.