Amazon will kick off Prime Day at 12 a.m. Pacific time and 3 a.m. Eastern time on October 13 in 19 countries worldwide, offering its Prime members exclusive access to more than one million deals on toys, electronics, fashion, Amazon devices and products for the home, among other categories.
Normal is never going to look the same again, and although circumstances are shaping up to provide profound opportunity for housewares and home furnishings retailers, the emerging marketplace is going to require sweeping, even radical, departures from past practices.
According to published reports, Amazon has scheduled Prime Day for October 13.
Amazon is launching Climate Pledge Friendly, a new program to help make it easy for consumers to discover and shop for more sustainable products. Customers will now see the Climate Pledge Friendly label when searching for more than 25,000 products to signify that the products have one or more of 19 different sustainability certifications that help preserve the natural world, such as reducing the carbon footprint of shipments to customers.
Amazon continues to provide opportunities for regular full-time and part-time jobs in its fulfillment and logistics network, and is hiring an additional 100,000 people throughout the U.S. and Canada on top of the 33,000 corporate and technology jobs announced last week.
Luxury Stores— an Amazon initiative the retailer characterized as a new way of shopping established and emerging upscale fashion and beauty brands— is launching with access limited to eligible Prime members by invitation only through the Amazon app.
According to Digital Commerce 360, Walmart can expect consumers who shop online frequently to give its new membership program a warm response, even a lot of those that shop Amazon.
Amazon will host its 2020 Career Day on September 16. As a part of the nationwide virtual event, Amazon will give attendees the opportunity to learn about the 33,000 corporate and tech jobs currently available across the country, and the thousands of additional hourly positions in the company’s operations network to be announced soon.
A recent Coresight Research study suggests that this upcoming holiday season will be one when previous trends will reverse or shift as consumers consider how they feel about where and when they spend money.
Amazon is digitally calling together small and medium business partners from across the U.S. for its largest-ever event dedicated to seller success, Amazon Accelerate.