SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced that thousands of small businesses selling on Amazon will be participating in the second annual Prime Day on Tuesday, July 12. Prime Day deals from sellers and small businesses worldwide grew by more than 100 percent year-over-year. Sellers and entrepreneurs will offer thousands of deals worldwide on unique items from electronics to toys, household goods, and apparel. In the U.S., the number of sellers taking part in Prime Day grew by more than 100 percent year-over-year and the number of deals from small businesses, brand owners, and entrepreneurs in the U.S. grew by more than 100 percent year-over-year.
Last Prime Day, Prime members purchased more than 14 million items from sellers and small businesses. This year for Prime Day 2016, more than 30 percent of Lightning Deals globally will be from sellers. The total number of Prime Day deals from sellers increased across all Prime-eligible countries and the number of small businesses and sellers worldwide participating in Prime Day increased more than 100 percent year-over-year.
“Prime Day gives small businesses and entrepreneurs selling on Amazon from around the world a peak sales day during the summer months,” said Peter Faricy, Vice President for the Amazon Marketplace. “Prime Day is great for customers and sellers. Customers have the opportunity to support small businesses by purchasing unique products at a great price with fast, free shipping, and it helps sellers prepare for the upcoming holiday season by providing feedback and more customer reviews on their new and top selling products.”
Here is a sneak peak of a few Prime Day deals from popular and up-and-coming brands selling on Amazon:
- Segway miniPRO – Smart Self Balancing Personal Transporter – save 20 percent
- LunoWear Men’s Wood Watch – save 35 percent
- LSTN Headphones and speakers – save up to 50 percent
- Fayebeline Boutique Baby Clothing – save 20 percent
“Prime Day’s success in its inaugural year was extraordinary and we're excited to be included as one of this year’s unique offers,” said Brian Buccella, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Segway. “We launched the Segway miniPRO exclusively through Amazon and we’re thrilled to be participating in Prime Day.”
“Prime Day offers a unique opportunity to showcase our high quality, real wood headphones and speakers to Prime members at a great price,” said Bridget Hilton, Founder of LSTN. “By combining great products with a powerful purpose, LSTN has provided hearing aids to more than 20,000 people from around the world.”
The Fulfillment by Amazon services help Sellers on Amazon around the world extend the Prime guarantee of free and fast delivery, while increasing the visibility of their products every day and on Prime Day. Businesses interested in Selling on Amazon, Fulfillment by Amazon, and Sponsored Products can visit us for more details at http://services.amazon.com. To participate in Prime Day, sign-up or start a free trial of Prime any time before or on July 12 by visiting amazon.com/primeday.
More to Prime
A Prime membership is already the best deal in the history of shopping. Tens of millions of Prime members around the world enjoy the many benefits of Prime. In the U.S. that includes unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 30 million items across all categories, unlimited Free Same-Day Delivery on more than a million items in 27 metro areas, and one and two-hour delivery with Prime Now on tens of thousands of items available in more than 25 metro areas. In addition to fast, free shipping, members have access to unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes with Prime Video, more than one million songs and thousands of curated playlists and stations with Prime Music, early access to select Lightning Deals all year long, free secure, unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos and one free pre-released book a month with Kindle First.
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