Published: Thu, July 06, 2017
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

What Is Prime Day Anyway?

What Is Prime Day Anyway?

At this rate, Prime Day is turning into something more akin to Prime Month.

"We have deals on everything from smart home products to devices, chocolates and more starting today and going all the way through July 17", said Assaf Ronen, VP voice shopping.

On July 10, the site will kick off Prime Day - the yearly promotion in which Amazon slashes prices on a wide, sometimes comical, variety of items for its Prime membership customers. The company created this holiday back in 2015 to offer deals on its products and those from Amazon merchants.

We're still nearly a week away from Amazon Prime Day 2017, but as we mentioned a couple of days ago, the deals are starting well before then.

Save $6 on Greenies dog treats, original flavor, 27 oz. - say, "Alexa, order Greenies dog treats".

Prime Day deals are available only to Amazon Prime members, who pay a $99 annual subscription to take advantage of two-day shipping and a number of other neat perks. Popcorn lovers would love to know that they can get their favorite Wickedly Prime Sweet n' Cheesy Popcorn Mix at a 50% discount.

Soon you might be able to unlock your iPhone with your face
It's believed that to achieve this design, Apple will do away with the home button much like Samsung did for the Galaxy S8. To replace the Touch ID sensor, this 3D scanning feature would need to be faster and more accurate than its predecessor.

You don't need to wait until Labor Day to host the next big sale for your business.

Save 35% on Haribo Gummi Bear 12-pack - say, "Alexa, order Haribo Gummi Bears". Voicebot analysis that was limited only to the USA, says that the milestone was reached for the first time on June 30, 2017.

First-time voice shoppers will receive a $10 Amazon Promo code for future use when completing their first order. Customers can add the product to their cart and are guaranteed the deal if they buy within 15 minutes.

You'll need to check constantly, though, as the deals will rotate in and out throughout the days and weeks to come. If you're in the market for something specific, the budget friendly way to get it would be to make a shopping list to check against the day's sales - and try to avoid impulse buying anything else.

However, the results yesterday showing it will be doing it again, said Greg Greeley, Amazon Prime vice president.

The exclusive Alexa deals are limited to the United States for this year. As usual, the deals will only be available to Prime members and some discounts will actually go live on the day before.

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