Amazon to launch new global shopping event, Prime Day

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Next week, Amazon turns 20 and on the eve of its birthday, the company introduces Prime Day, a new global shopping event, offering more deals than Black Friday, exclusively for Prime members.

On Wednesday, 15 July new and existing UK Prime members can shop thousands of Lightning Deals, six popular Deals of the Day and receive unlimited fast, free delivery. Members in UK, US, Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Canada and Austria will find deals starting at midnight, with new deals starting as often as every ten minutes. To celebrate the announcement of Prime Day, Amazon is offering customers in the UK the opportunity to join Amazon Prime before midnight on Wednesday 8 July for just £59 for the first year to enjoy all the benefits of Prime – visit amazon.co.uk/primeday for more details.

“Prime Day is a one-day only event filled with more deals than Black Friday, exclusively for Prime members around the globe. Members tell us every day how much they love Prime and we will keep making it better,” said Greg Greeley, vice president Amazon Prime. “If you’re not already a Prime member, you’ll want to join so you don’t miss out on one of the biggest deals extravaganzas in the world.”

“We’re offering Prime members thousands of deals on Prime Day. In fact, in the UK we are offering more than double the number of deals that we offered last Black Friday,” said Christopher North, managing director at Amazon UK. “Prime started as a One-Day Delivery benefit on a few million items back in 2007. Since then we’ve increased selection to 10 million eligible items for fast Prime delivery and added unlimited streaming movies and TV episodes, unlimited cloud photo storage, access to 800,000 Kindle books and just last week we launched one-hour delivery exclusively for Prime members in selected London postcodes. Prime Day is the latest benefit for Prime members and you can expect us to add further benefits and features to this great service over time.”