Amazon Prime Day 2020: Site to kick off holiday shopping in October – WPVI-TV

Amazon Prime Day 2020: Site to kick off holiday shopping in October – WPVI-TV

NEW YORK — Amazon is aiming to kickstart the holiday shopping season early this year.

The company is holding its annual Prime Day over two days in October this year, after the pandemic forced it to postpone the sales event from July. It’s the first time Prime Day is being held in the fall, and Amazon is positioning it as a way to get people to start their holiday shopping.

Even before Amazon’s announcement Monday, major retailers have said they plan to push shoppers to start their holiday shopping in October and offer deals earlier, hoping to avoid crowds in their stores in November and December.

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Prime Day, which will run from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14 this year, is sure to put pressure on rivals to offer deals around the same time. In past years, Walmart, Best Buy and Target have offered their own online discounts during Prime Day.

Also, this year, Amazon is committing to focusing on small businesses.

From Sept. 28 until Oct. 12, when you spend $10 on select small business products, you’ll earn $10 to spend on Prime Day. The offer is exclusive for Prime members.

You can also start saving early on some items.

Early Prime Day offers include a Buy 2 for $39.98 deal on the Echo Dot 3rd Generation. A Fire TV Recast is on sale for $129.99, down from $229.99.

Amazon is also offering tips if you plan
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