Amazon Creates Its Own “Prime” Holiday

8 Jul

To stimulate its Prime Membership business, Amazon has created a new “Prime Day” holiday on July 15, 2015.

As Tim Parry recently reported for Multichannel Merchant: “While not unheard of globally, Prime Day appears to be the first self-created selling holiday launched by a U.S.-based web merchant. Selling holidays have shown to be successful in China: Alibaba’s Singles Day (November 11) in China brought that marketplace $9.3 billion in one-day sales. And last month, JD.com announced record-breaking one-day results from its June 18 JD.com Anniversary Sale.”

Here is Amazon’s blurb about Prime Day, followed by a YouTube video:

“On the eve of Amazon’s 20th birthday, the company will celebrate Prime Day — a global shopping event with more deals than Black Friday, exclusively for Prime members. To celebrate Prime Day and launch a Prime Living Photo Contest, local artists were commissioned in every Prime-eligible country, with locations ranging from Toronto to Milan and Seattle to Berlin to create their interpretations of #PrimeLiving. What is #PrimeLiving? Members frequently reveal how much they love Prime. So Amazon is providing members a forum to share how Prime helps enable some of their happy moments. Did you save enough time today to take the dog for a long walk? Did you finish your shopping while lounging at the beach? After a long week of work, did you still arrive in the perfect outfit with just the right gift? Take a snap, capture the moment. Between July 6 and July 15, Amazon invites members to enter a photo in the Prime Living Photo Contest for the chance to win the equivalent of $10,000 in Amazon Gift Cards. No purchase necessary. See contest rules.”

 

 

3 Responses to “Amazon Creates Its Own “Prime” Holiday”

  1. Andy Zheng September 29, 2015 at 10:17 pm #

    This is a good example of what a company doing things beyond what’s necessary. Amazon wants to show appreciation for the prime members and maybe achieve the same success China’s Alibaba has had with their selling holiday. As a prime member, it’s definitely cool to see something like this.

    • Andy Zheng September 29, 2015 at 10:18 pm #

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