The hits just keep on coming! Reuters has reported that Amazon is postponing Amazon Prime Day until at least August. This is brutal news, but not unexpected. Prime Day is typically held in July each year and remains a massive sales opportunity for the online juggernaut.
Amazon Prime Day is arguably the largest shopping event of the year, equal in magnitude to the Christmas shopping binge that occurs ever year. Amazon’s Prime Day 2019 was absolutely epic with massive sales and discounts on numerous Amazon products, including huge discounts on big ticket electronics like TVs.
CNET.com noted that “Prime Day is typically held in July. The 48-hour sale last year was ‘largest shopping event in Amazon history” and “surpassed the previous Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.’ Prime members bought more than 175 million items during the Prime Day stretch.“
Clearly, Amazon is being stretched by the virus as millions of shoppers buying pandemic supplies have pushed them to their limits. However, what’s interesting about this one month push is the clue that Amazon is giving us here about how long they think the coronavirus’ impact might be including economic impact, supply chain impact and availability of consumer cash.
For readers of the CBoardingGroup and travelers in general, this means the opportunity to find great deals on travel gear like headphones, luggage, portable chargers, international power adapters, etc (a nice side effect of Prime Day) is delayed at least a month.
Stay Safe Fellow Travelers
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