"This is particularly true given the energy other retailers like Target have taken to be competitive with Prime Day this year", de Paris said. This year's big sale, which was preceded by current deals across Amazon's marketplace, includes potential savings on gifts like 1080p Fire TVs, which offer CBS Sports HQ and CBS All Access.
The rise of Apple Airpods have played into the trend of wireless headphones, but the Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones are iconic in their own right, known as the golden standard for quality, wireless headphones - there's a reason they're the number one bestseller on Amazon.
Amazon said it added more new Prime members on July 15 than any previous day, and nearly as many on July 16. In addition, Amazon benefited from its regular promotion of its own devices, with "the biggest event ever" for these gadgets, when comparing two-day periods. If there was any doubt that Amazon could still pull off a successful Prime Day, it should be now be dispelled. Large US retailers - those with $1 billion or more in annual sales - saw a 64 percent spike in online sales on July 15 compared to a typical Monday according to data from Adobe Analytics.
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In the USA alone, Prime members purchased more than 100,000 lunchboxes, 100,000 laptops, 200,000 TVs, 300,000 headphones, 350,000 luxury beauty products, 400,000 pet products, 650,000 household cleaning supplies and more than 1 million toys, according to Amazon. The members-only event, which lures in buyers with exclusive products and steep discounts, has been setting records ever since it first debuted in 2015.
Sales of Amazon's Alexa-enabled devices with screens were higher than they were for any other shopping event. Numerous deals are live now but more are likely to be added over the course of the sale, so bookmark this page as we'll keep it up to date with the best PC gaming deals as we find them.
In honor of Prime Day, Amazon is slashing the price of the Solo3 Wireless headphones by a whopping 53 percent - that's almost $160 in savings! While Prime Day only accounts for a small portion of the quarter's duration, it has an outsize impact on sales.
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