Published: Sun, July 14, 2019
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

Amazon Prime Day is the new Black Friday!

Amazon Prime Day is the new Black Friday!

Having an active Prime membership is key, and making a wishlist of items can help you organize your shopping and can even alert you of deals as they go live.

A 48-hour event, Amazon Prime Day will begin on Monday, July 15 at 3 a.m. EST and concludes on Wednesday, July 17 at 2:59 a.m. EST.

What is Amazon Prime Day?

The retail industry will be focused on Amazon's performance this Prime Day, but some other statistics are worth tracking, too. We have been ever so patient, and now we can finally enjoy deals on gaming products, TVs, Amazon devices, and much more. They differ from standard deals in that they're created to last for only a set amount of time (usually a few hours) or until stock runs out, whichever happens first.

Deals usually are best with Amazon products, like Kindles, Echos, and Ring doorbells.

The first thing you'll want to do is make sure all your contacts are imported from your phone or tablet's address book.

This is for the impulse buyers: Start your Prime Day shopping with a list of what you need or want.

If you're not a Prime Member, you can sign up here for a free trial here. If the new MacBook Pro goes on sale, you'll know about it.

It's great to treat yourself - but you should also ask your friends and family about any items they may need. If you spend at least $10 at the store, you'll get a free $10 credit to use on Amazon Prime Day. Most retailers rely on the same set of express delivery providers (such as FedEx, UPS, and USPS) to get online goods to customers.

Or are you not insane about shopping Amazon?

Best Buy is planning to again run its "Big Deal Days" to coincide with Prime Day, although details have yet to be announced. You can see the bestsellers from 2018's Prime Day on the Amazon Prime Day page.

The app also gives you a chance to save an additional 20-percent off if you use the camera feature to identify a product using a barcode or photo.

The hottest Prime Day categories will be electronics, home goods and apparel, according to ADI, with the latter two on par with Cyber Monday discounts and apparel outpacing many holiday discounts.

Like this: