AMAZON Prime Day has reportedly been scheduled for Tuesday, October 13, after the tech-giant was forced to delay their usual mid-July date due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Over the years, the company’s self-imposed shopping holiday has become a global event for customers and employees, now more than ever with social distancing measures intact in-person shopping is harder to do.
Amazon has not officially announced October 13 as the definitive date for Prime Day, but according to CNET, sources within the company have confirmed to the outlet that the shopping holiday will in fact be October 13.
For the last few years, Amazon Prime Day has been a Black Friday-like event of sales and savings for customers looking to save big. The event typically comes in mid-July, but was delayed due to Covid-19.
The company usually uses Prime Day as a way to boost sales during the slow summer months for the retail industry, but due to the coronavirus outbreak Amazon was forced to halt the yearly July date.
In preparation for the event, Amazon has already blocked out vacation for its full-time warehouse employees from October 13-20.
In an email to The Sun, an Amazon spokesperson stated that the company has not announced any dates for Prime Day.
"Stay tuned for more details on Prime Day. Customers can also say, 'Alexa, keep me posted on Prime Day," read the email.
According to the spokesperson, if customer make this Alexa, request they will notified when the company announces the date and when Prime Day begins.
Founder and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos has recently become the first person in history to have a net worth of $200billion.
The Billionaire saw his net worth increase as well as Amazon’s stock during the coronavirus pandemic, as online shopping demands increased due to the virus outbreak.
This Thursday, September 24, the company will host its annual fall product launch.
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There’s no indication as to what customers can expect, but it’s safe to assume that Alexa-equipped gear will be the top priority for the company.
Last year’s event brought gadgets including the Echo Dot with a clock, the Echo Flex plug-in mini-speaker, the Echo Glow nightlight and Echo Buds.
So far, it is unclear how long the Prime Day sales will last. The company has expended it’s sales over the past years from 36 hours to 48 hours.