Live blog: Prime Day 2018
And that’s a wrap! Thanks for following our Live Blog. And a huge thank you to all of our customers, associates, small business sellers, and everyone who made this day a success!
For the first time, Prime members celebrated Prime Day at Whole Foods Market where they saved millions of dollars with extra Prime Day deals. Members who spend $10 in store can get $10 to spend on Amazon for Prime Day when they shop at Whole Foods Market.
“#PrimeDay has already been our biggest day ever. During peak hour, customers were purchasing one @TeaForte product every two seconds.” Jurgen Nebelung shares how selling on Amazon helped their business grow to 240 employees and open a store in #Boston. https://t.co/KUTsx1i4KG pic.twitter.com/wQUKSHfONY— Amazon News (@amazonnews) July 17, 2018
Early access, editor picks, exclusive prices. Get those from First Reads. Each month, Prime members get one free Kindle book selected by our editors. And Prime Day only, Prime members can download all six Kindle books for FREE.
We're just sitting next to this fire that's putting out all of this energy and I thought if I can just capture even a small fraction of the energy coming off this fire, I could use it to charge my speaker.David Toledo, Power Practical inventor
Toshiba 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Fire TV Edition has sold out, making it the best-selling TV deal in Amazon history.
Amazon associates on India's first Prime Day
Amazon associates in Melbourne, Australia on Prime Day
Amazon associates in Melbourne, Australia on Prime Day 2018
Amazon associates in Rheinberg, Germany, on Prime Day 2018.
An Amazon associate at a pack station at PHX3 on Prime Day 2018.
Associates on Amazon India's first Prime Day
Did you know? Small and medium-sized businesses worldwide have exceeded more than $1 billion in sales on Amazon since yesterday.
The cool part of this experience is that Amazon is recognizing the need for its sellers to share their stories, and giving us an opportunity to share them with people who can affect change and help us grow our business.Cash Riley Jr. - Earthwater
Rep. Mike Quigley (D - Illinois) meeting Amazon small business owner Kristin Rae.
In the U.K., Prime Day 2018 features double the number of products offered as deals, compared to Prime Day 2017.
To celebrate their first Prime Day, Amazon India created a virtual reality experience, allowing customers to check out Prime Day products from VR headsets.
In Spain, so far, Prime Day best sellers include Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, Kindle Paperwhite, and WE My Passport Disco Duro Portátil de 4 TB y Software de Copia de Seguridad automática.
Rise and shine, it’s #PrimeDayDC! Our group of @AmazonMarketPl sellers is ready to take the Hill today to talk about how Amazon empowers them to grow their businesses. Many of today’s #PrimeDay deals come from business owners like these folks. Who’s shopping today? 🙋🏼♀️ pic.twitter.com/joh7mbewJx— Amazon Policy (@amazon_policy) July 17, 2018
In France, Prime Day top sellers include Echo devices, Playstation Plus, and TP-Link Prise connectee WiFi.
The most shopped-for categories in Germany, so far, include Home, Sports, and Home Improvement.
In the first ten hours Prime Day grew even faster, year-over-year, than the first ten hours last year.
In the U.S., customers have already purchased millions of Alexa enabled-devices.
Prepping for Prime Day media interviews is a family affair. Amazonian Lisa Guinn gets a little help from her daughters.An Amazonian and her daughters explain Prime Day
Did you know? More than 5 million items were purchased on Prime Day in the U.K. alone in 2017.
Did you know? There are 40 percent more Spotlight deals in the U.K. for Prime Day 2018 than there were for Prime Day 2017.
Don't have Amazon Music Unlimited? You may want to check this out.
More than 200 exclusive new product are launching on Prime Day in India, including items from OnePlus, Nestlé NesPlus, Marks & Spencer, Bosch, HP, Acer, GAP, Asics, and more.
Some Prime Day customer orders are already being packed and shipped. Keep them coming!
Prime Day has started in Australia, Japan, China, Singapore, and India, and will be launching within the next 12 hours (or sooner) in the U.S., U.K., Spain, Mexico, India, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Don't have Prime? Sign up for a free trial now.
Prime Day will be live, around the world, in 18 hours or less.
Australia customers, you've got 1 hour to go before your first Prime Day.
Prime members, get ready for a peek at what's selling around the world and a behind-the-scenes view of all things Prime Day.
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Remember to start your Prime Day shopping at smile.amazon.com to support your favorite charity with AmazonSmile.
You’ll find the same Prime Day deals, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of eligible purchases to the selected charity of your choice. With more than one million charities supported and tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile that are eligible for donations, it's easy to select a charity and support them through AmazonSmile.
Sign up and add a bookmark for smile.amazon.com now, as an easy way to support your favorite charitable organization on Prime Day, and every time you shop Amazon.
Prime Day helps SMBs reach more than 100 million paid Prime members around the world, and provides an opportunity for the smallest of businesses to sell right alongside the biggest household brands.Nicholas Denissen - vice president, Amazon Marketplace Business
The first of our unboxing events is live! Tune in to check it out and see Julia Michaels, Alessia Cara, Kelsea Ballerini, and headlining artist, Ariana Grande perform at our Unboxing Prime Day concert in New York.
In advance of Prime Day, giant Smile boxes are making their way across land and sea to major cities around the world. Each box will open to reveal unforgettable events as a special thank you to Prime members.
With our first Prime unbox event, we’re going BIG with a special Amazon Music concert in New York, featuring:
Check back here, to watch the New York performances on July 11 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Then catch our other unboxing events, July 13th and 15th, happening in Milan, LA, Tokyo, and London. Catch updates and stream highlights, right here.
- 5:00PM7/9/18Packing a Prime plane
There’s a lot that goes into packing a Prime Air plane before it leaves the ground. See the well-choreographed display of planning, teamwork, and execution that make up the step-by-step process of packing the plane. Take a look behind the scenes of just one part of what happens when our customers make a purchase.
What were our Prime Day bestsellers in 2017?
Worldwide, the best seller in 2017 was the Echo Dot
Other top sellers included:
U.S.: 23andMe DNA tests
Canada: Instant Pot pressure cooker
Mexico: Nintendo Switch
Japan: Savas whey protein powder
U.K.: Kasa smart Wi-fi plug
China: Fisher-Price soothe and glow seahorse
Get a peek at how we invent and test new packaging to eliminate waste, how we work to ensure products arrive safely, and how we innovate to help end “wrap rage” for our customers.
How long will Prime Day last?
Prime Day (and a half) will be 36 hours (up from 30 hours in 2017), and will include more than one million deals for Prime members around the world.
How many countries have Prime Day?
U.S., U.K., Spain, Mexico, Japan, India, Italy, Germany, France, China, Canada, Belgium, Austria and, new in 2018, Australia, Singapore, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.