Amazon gears up for Prime Day next month
Amazon Australia has announced this year’s date for its annual Prime Day event that offers Prime members access to savings and discounts from both big brands and small local businesses.
Prime Day will begin at 12am AEDT on October 13 with local deals running for 48 hours until 11:59pm AEDT on October 14. However deals from the US available on Amazon.com.au through Amazon Global Store will be available until 6pm AEDT on October 15 giving Aussie Prime members access to a whole 66 hours of specials.
“We are excited to offer Australian Prime members the chance to access fantastic savings across tens of thousands of products from international and Aussie brands across all categories for Prime Day this year,” said Matt Furlong, country manager for Amazon Australia.
He added that to help customers discover more local brands on Amazon.com.au, they are proud to put small Australian businesses front and centre through the ‘Shop Local’ store on Prime Day and beyond.
The ‘Shop Local’ store features products from hundreds of Australian small businesses, and new curated collections to connect customers with local brands including 123 Nourish Me from Perth and Sofi Spritz from regional NSW.
Early Prime Day Deals start today, including:
• Amazon Music Unlimited – For $0.99, Prime members who haven’t yet tried Amazon Music Unlimited can get four months of the premium streaming service with unlimited access to more than 60 million songs, ad-free.
• Audible – Prime members who haven’t tried Audible can get a three-month Audible free trial that includes an audiobook of their choice each month, a bonus monthly audiobook chosen by Audible’s editors, and unlimited access to hundreds of hours of audio.
• Kindle Unlimited – Prime members who haven’t tried Kindle Unlimited can access three months of subscription for free from 1 October.
• Prime Video – Prime members and customers can rent popular movies starting at $0.99 on Prime Video Store from 12am AEDT on October 7.
Australian Amazon Prime members can enjoy free shipping in as little as two days on eligible products, unlimited access to movies and TV series with Prime Video, ad-free listening of 2 million songs plus thousands of stations and playlists with Amazon Music, unlimited access to more than 1000 books and magazines with Prime Reading, and free in-game content and games with Prime Gaming.