Just recently Amazon revealed that this year’s Amazon Prime Day will last for two days after the company broke internal sales records last year during the event. Interestingly, it seems that other retailers will compete with Amazon as both eBay and Target have announced their respective plans to introduce their own promotional periods next month.
In a press release, eBay announced that it will provide better deals than Amazon starting from 1st of July. In fact, the company will run different events throughout the month with discounts up to 80 percent from selected brands and categories. Moreover, the company will provide free shopping as always to everyone who chooses to purchase products during the promotional period. While full details aren’t known, the company gave some featured events:
- The Crash Sale [July 15]: Crash the party with doorbuster savings on top brands, including LG, Apple, Samsung, KitchenAid, Garmin, and more over 50% off — with a fresh batch of too-good-to-be-true deals that will drop if Amazon crashes.
- July 4th Savings [July 1-7]: Seven days of savings on summer essentials, appliances, and more, including stand mixers, cookware, robotic vacuums, camping gear, outdoor toys, and more up to 85% off.
- Hot Deals for Hot Days [July 8-22]: Two weeks of new deals launching every day, offering a chance to save big on the hottest tech, smart home devices, home appliances, and more up to 80% off.
As for Target, the retailer announced its own Target Deal Days which will run alongside Amazon Prime Day on July 15-16. Most importantly, you won’t need Target Membership to participate during the event to purchase through the retailer.
Target revealed that it will be offering discounts on products from different categories. Moreover, you can get free two-day shipping given you spend at least $35 in case you aren’t signed up for the retailer’s annual plan that comes with free shipping.
While it’ll be interesting to see if Amazon can break its previous record for sale again, the latest deals from other companies mean customers will have plenty of opportunities to buy their desired products at an affordable rate. At the moment, we will have to wait to find out if Walmart also joins in to bring offerings to compete with Amazon during the event.