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GeekWire: Prime Day was Amazon's 'biggest shopping event' ever

13 July 2017

Although some are skeptical about shopping with Alexa, an overwhelming majority of the respondents, 90 percent, said voice-command purchases will be mainstream within the next five years. It comes equipped with Amazon's Alexa voice system. But handing over this data -you, for example, asking Alexa you want to know what she thinks about dogs - sets up a different kind of relationship with its consumers.

The sale of products is not the only thing that makes this a successful event for Amazon. Amazon is trying to tap that potential market by announcing such heavy discount offers to the customer.

"To those customers who tried Prime for the first time and our long time members, thank you for a great Prime Day".

July 11, 2017 - also known as Prime Day - was the biggest ever sale day in Amazon history.

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Back in 2014, price of Prime membership went from $79 a year to $99 a year.

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, which represents retail workers, also put out a statement Tuesday, calling for Americans to "examine the high cost of Amazon's business model". We could see the Echo 2 launch in October, just in time for Amazon to grab some sales relayed to the 2017 holiday shopping season. Amazon didn't say how many new Prime members signed up though.

Amazon is holding its third-annual Prime Day today, and you still have a few hours until the deals are over.

New estimates show that Americans are subscribing to Amazon Prime on a pace faster than those paying for television.

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The first Prime Day, which took place in 2015, took place 10 years after Amazon first rolled out Prime. "Tens of millions" of Prime members shopped on Prime Day 2017, Amazon said. Amazon also reported record sales of Fire tablets and Kindle devices.

"Amazon is planning one of its largest total volume TV deals in history with a record level of inventory but once again, the TV deals will likely sell out", the company said in a press release.

In the United Kingdom, one of the best selling products during Prime Day was the PlayStation 4. Unlike last season when Twitter streamed TNF games and anyone could watch them, only Amazon Prime subscribers will have access. But Prime Day 2016 was beleaguered by some technical difficulties when some customers found it hard to add certain deals to their shopping carts.

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But with the pace of Amazon's memberships, it's expected that they will outnumber pay TV subscriptions as early as next year. The online retailer is offering a $10 new customer credit for those who use Alexa to order select items on Prime Day .

GeekWire: Prime Day was Amazon's 'biggest shopping event' ever