Despite Prime Day itself being 11 July, it will actually officially kick off on 10 July at 6pm United Kingdom time and 9pm ET in the US.
Moving back to Prime Day voice shopping, Amazon has more than 100 exclusive deals in store beginning today and running all the way until the end of the day on July 17. You can access the deals two hours earlier than regular users, and you will receive various Echo-exclusive offers. It's simply a day Amazon made a decision to create to offer deals and boost sales. Head over to Amazon.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon briefly held a £20 discount on their smash-hit service, but those who missed it can still get a subscription for £79 for the whole year. And don't just pay attention to the overall reviews: Amazon also tends to break down products by frequently asked question and highlight frequently searched terms. A 12-pack Haribo Gummi Bear is available at a 35% discount, while the "healthy" squatty potty is available for 30% off.
Amazon is also continuing last year's efforts by introducing early-access perks for those who shop with their voice.
Launched in 2015, Prime Day is a sitewide sales event on Amazon for Prime members only. For a consumer that's gotten into the habit of using Alexa, it knows her well enough to know that when she says "salsa" it orders "Newman's Own Medium Chunky Peach Salsa", because she's a big hippie and loves that stuff.
Once you've signed up for a Prime membership, you can start asking your virtual assistant "Alexa, what are the deals today?". If you lean towards the dark side, Alexa gives you a 50 percent off deal on a Kylo Ren Extendable Lightsaber if you say "Alexa, order a Lightsaber". The promotion is only available for a limited time, according to Amazon. The discounts will frequently refresh and users can simple say "Alexa, what are your deals?" to hear the newest offers.
Save $7 on Wemo Mini smart plug. That's not bad. Just say, "Alexa, sign up for Prime". In true Black Friday/Cyber Monday-style, the online retailer has continued the tradition every year since, making it an annual celebration it now calls Amazon Prime Day.style="text-align: center;"