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Amazon Prime Day 2021 sale set for June 21-22 with some early deals available, plus how to get a $10 credit

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Amazon Prime Day 2021 sale set for June 21-22 with some early deals available, plus how to get a $10 credit

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Revealed 1: 01 a.m. ET June 2, 2021 | Updated 1: 15 a.m. ET June 2, 2021

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Amazon’s annual “Black Friday in July sale” is coming early.

Prime Day, which last year was the latest ever amid the COVID-19 pandemic, may well be the earliest ever in 2021. The sale is set for June 21 and 22, Amazon confirmed Wednesday, releasing details of the 2-day searching tournament. 

Several early Prime Day deals are now available. A way to earn a Prime Day credit and fortify small companies returns for the second year starting June 7.

Jamil Ghani, vice president of Amazon Prime, said this year’s tournament will have extra deals than ever before with extra than 2 million deals globally with savings across each category.

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And consumers are ready to store.

In a survey of extra than 1,300 consumers, analytics company Profitero came upon 63% plan to store Amazon on Prime Day and a third will also store competing sales. Nearly 60% of customers said they plan to “trace test” Prime Day deals on totally different sites before purchasing for on Amazon.

Sarah Hofstetter, Profitero president, said consumers are looking for deals in categories that “have had some of the most effective phases of inflation within the last year, such as house furnishings, apparel and electronics.” 

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The retail giant started its annual summer season sale in 2015 as a way to reward members of its Prime subscription program. It has been held in July each year except for for its delayed 2020 tournament.

According to RetailMeNot, last year extra than 350 retailers promoted their contain sales for the duration of Prime Day, which was 17% extra than in 2019. The deal draw says the average U.S. user plans to spend $594 on Prime Day with 92% seemingly searching for back-to-faculty items for the duration of Prime Day.

“Accomplish no longer forget that Amazon is no longer the handiest place to store on Prime Day,” said Sara Skirboll, RetailMeNot searching and traits skilled. You can store at a whole lot of totally different retailers and glean great deals, in some cases even better.”

Prime Day searching credit

Starting Monday and persevering with by June 20, Prime members who spend $10 on items purchased by extra than 300,000 small and medium sellers will get a $10 credit to spend on Prime Day on almost any product on the draw together with small companies.

Amazon supplied the $10 credit last year but this year says extra than double the preference of sellers are eligible. The company said it would spend extra than $100 million “to gasoline the success of small companies” for Prime Day and at some stage within the remaining of 2021.

Regain curated collections of Black-owned, woman-owned, military family-owned and extra small companies at Amazon.com/SupportSmall.

What time does Prime Day 2021 initiate?

The 48-hour sale kicks off  June 21 at hour of darkness PDT (3 a.m. EDT) and runs by June 22 for Prime members within the U.S., Mexico, the U.Okay., the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Spain, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, China, Brazil, Belgium, Austria and Australia.

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