All You Need to Know about Amazon Prime Day

Amazon’s annual sales event, Prime Day, certainly warrants some extra preparation ahead of time since it lasts more than a day, features more than 1 million deals worldwide. Though Amazon Prime Day is still some days away, we’ve been figuring out potential questions you may have for this upcoming event.


1. What items will be on sale?

Tech plays a big role on Prime Day, especially for Amazon’s products such as Kindle, Echo, Fire TV etc. You can expect at least 40% off for these items! Of course, there will be huge discounts on other items like apparel and home decor. Right now Amazon is taking 30% off school essentials, 30% off college gear, and 30% off household essentials. Amazon’s own clothing brands like Lark & Ro and GoodThreads will also be on sale during Prime Day.


2. I’m not an Amazon Prime Member. Can I shop Prime Day deals?

Prime Day is Amazon’s “thank you” to Prime members. Thus shoppers must be Amazon Prime subscribers to take advantage of any deals. The good news is, if you’re not a Prime member yet, or haven’t enjoyed the free trial before, you can register for a 30-day free Prime member trial from HERE. After your 30-day trial is up, you can keep your membership and pay US$12.99 per month, or cancel it before the free trial expires. Either way, your Prime trial period will let you shop deals on Prime Day.

Remember that if you’ve cancelled a Prime membership in the past 12 months, you are not qualified for the free trial program. So you can either sign up for a 1-month Prime membership, or register a new Amazon account.


3. Is Amazon offering Prime Day price adjustments?

Assuming you buy a All-new Kindle now for US$89 right now and it drops to say $59.99 on Prime Day, you won’t be able to get the price difference. The best way to avoid paying higher for the product you love? Simply add it to the shopping cart first and come back on Prime Day – there is a high chance to get it at a much better price!


4. How fast will my Prime Day shipments be shipped?

According to Amazon, 1-day shipping is available on more than 10 million products with no minimum purchase required. Once your parcel(s) arrive at our U.S. warehouse, remember to declare it (if you haven’t done it upon receipt of the tracking no.) and it takes around 7-9 days for us to ship your products to UAE.

Reminder: We have moved our U.S. warehouse to a bigger one – please login to your account HERE and get the new address!

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5. Can Prime Student members shop Prime Day deals?

Absolutely. If you’re a college student with an edu-based e-mail, you’ll get 6 months free trial instead of 30 days. So go ahead and sign up for that now!


6. How else can I save money on Prime Day?

Buyandship’s parcel forwarding service fee is probably the lowest among all available options in the market and we offer free consolidation service for every Buyandship member. Unlike other parcel forwarding companies, we don’t charge subscription fee or handling fee for that – because we want to help you save BIG money! So nothing to worry about, just buy and ship with us.