Online retail start-ups vie for shoppers’ attention on Amazon Prime Day

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For retailers looking to compete with Amazon around its annual Prime Day event, it’s not all about offering deep discounts to catch customers’ attention on the internet.

Start-ups like Warby Parker, Allbirds, Outdoor Voices and Everlane rarely offer promotions. Many of these companies have built their businesses online around a playbook that essentially says: We will never go on sale.

“As a brand, we don’t have sales,” said Brian Berger, CEO of the direct-to-consumer men’s sweatpants maker Mack Weldon. “We have a permanent loyalty program. … And that gets us out of the cycle of having to think about promotions and retraining customers in a way we wouldn’t want them to behave. We want them to shop whenever they want.”

Instead, around Prime Day and through this holiday season, Berger said, Mack Weldon will be boosting its marketing efforts, especially on social media. The brand launched

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Amazon Prime Credit Card Offers 25% Back on Many Items

Amazon Prime Day starts today, but yesterday some Amazon credit card holders got a nice treat from the online retailer. Amazon is offering up to 25% cash back on almost 3,400 products across several categories through Oct. 18. 

Key Takeaways

  • Eligible Amazon credit card holders can earn up to 25% back on select products from Oct. 12 through Oct. 18. 
  • You qualify if you have the Amazon Prime Store Card or the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card.
  • Eligible cardholders will get up to 20% cash back in addition to the 5% back they already earn with their Prime credit cards.
  • Shoppers can choose from hundreds of eligible items across a long list of categories.

The Amazon Prime Credit Card Promotion Explained

Amazon Prime credit card holders already earn an impressive 5% cash back at Amazon.com and Whole Foods Market. But to mark this year’s Prime Day, the online retail

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Amazon Prime Day boosts small business shopping, too

Amazon’s annual shopping bonanza known as Prime Day begins Tuesday. Though, not everyone is excited: Campaign groups have urged shoppers to instead spend cash in small, local shops.

They argue the coronavirus pandemic — along with the lockdowns and travel restrictions that followed — has accelerated hardship for small- and medium-sized businesses that rely on foot traffic into their shops. Before COVID-19, many companies were already struggling to compete against the likes of Amazon, which offers quick delivery and access to thousands of products online.

One German trade union urged workers at seven Amazon warehouses in the country to go on strike and advocate for better pay conditions.

But Oliver Bristowe, co-owner of Pets Purist, an animal care business in the English city of Manchester, said a boycott against Prime Day could negatively affect his business and thousands of others like it.

“A shop in a local community finds Amazon

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Pick up a cheap Razer Xbox controller in these Amazon Prime day gaming offers

Razer controllers are some of the best in the non-official business. They offer their own superb range of extras and features and can offer greater versatility as a result. And the good news is that if you’ve been after one of Razer’s Xbox controllers – then the Amazon Prime Day gaming deals are here to help you out!

The headline of the day is Razer Wolverine Ultimate pro controller for Xbox One. It’s been heavily reduced, dropping from $160 to $119.99. That’s a steal for the best third-party controller on the system. It offers extra buttons and interchangeable thumbsticks/d-pads so you can make it as responsive as possible, giving you an advantage in the likes of Call of Duty: Warzone.

However, the Ultimate Edition’s lean sibling is also on offer: the Tournament Edition can be yours fr just $89.99. The Razer Wolverine Tournament Edition has four remappable buttons, two of

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Best Prime Day deals 2020: Windows 10 laptops

Amazon’s Prime Day event, taking place over 48 hours this year, is a time when you can snap up bargains on PCs, laptops, and mobile devices ahead of the holiday season.

Whether you are in the market for a laptop refresh, you need a new PC now you are working remotely and from home, or you are looking for a device as a Christmas gift, there is a range of Windows 10 laptops available. 

Below, we have compiled some of the best deals to suit a variety of budgets. We will be updating our top picks throughout the event.


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A great deal on Amazon Prime Day for a premium gaming laptop is the discount on offer for the Razer Blade 15. The base model features a $300 discount for a Windows 10 device complete with a 10th-gen Intel i7 processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics, a 15.6-inch

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Best Amazon Prime Day 2020 deals: Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks

Amazon’s annual Prime Day sale event can feel super overwhelming. 

Also: Prime Day: How and when to find the best deals

There are over 80,000 items on sale this year. Some are legitimate, while others should be ignored. So, to help you get the most out of Prime Day, which is exclusive to Amazon Prime subscribers, ZDNet is rounding up only the best deals. In this guide, we’ve selected items that professionals, remote workers, and commuters might find interesting.

We’ll regularly update this guide over Oct. 13 and Oct. 14 with deals as we find them. If you’d like to find more consumer-focused deals, as well as some tips and tricks, check out our Prime Day hub, where we’ll provide you with plenty of resources so that you can master Amazon’s 48-hour blowout sale. Hopefully, with our help, you won’t miss a deal.

Best Amazon Prime Day 2020 tech deals

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Amazon Prime Day 2020: 4 Great Deals for Business Owners

Amazon Prime Day moved from July to October this year, giving consumers a jump on the holiday shopping season and offering some early deals for small business owners. Sales from the 48-hour shopping event, which runs from 12:00 am PT on Tuesday, October 13 to 11:59 pm PT on Wednesday, October 14, totaled more than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined last year.

Here are some of the best Prime Day deals for business owners this year.

1. L-shaped desk

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If you need new workstations at your office or are looking to upgrade your home office, this L-shaped desk from home office furniture brand DlandHome has ample working space and room for multiple devices or monitors. The desk is priced at $139, but Amazon Prime members can get $30 off starting at 8:20 am ET on Tuesday, October 13.

2. Ring light

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Need to create a more professional

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11 Amazon Prime perks you’ll wish you knew sooner

Due in large part to the pandemic, more Americans than ever are “priming it.” That is, jumping on Amazon and using their Prime membership to get free two-day shipping on purchases.

Annual Prime membership costs $119. You can pay $12.99 monthly, but this will cost you $37 more per year. I’m not too fond of auto-renewals. Under your Prime Account settings, there is an option to get an email reminder three days before your membership renews.

Many people don’t know that you can get a free account if you shop Amazon for your business. It doesn’t come with perks like free videos. However, you will have access to multiple payment options, business-only pricing and quantity discounts. Learn more about how to register for your free Amazon Business account at this link.

There are other ways to save on your Prime membership. Two adult households do not need two Prime memberships.

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A Guide to Finding Online Deals Outside of Amazon Prime Day

Last year, Amazon sold more than 175 million products over its annual Prime Day event (which is, incongriously, two actually days long), to the tune of an estimated $7.16 billion in gross sales. And the ecommerce giant is certainly poised to again reap the benefits beginning tomorrow and through Prime Day 2020’s conclusion on Wednesday. The company has already hired around 200,000 new employees since the pandemic made online shopping virtually mandatory, and founder Jeff Bezos’s net worth has ballooned to nearly $200 billion.



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But the combination of massive shifts in shopping trends and Amazon’s near-monopolistic success have actually invigorated other ecommerce players in the market, many of whom are launching their own price-slashing events to counter Prime Day.

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Here is a shortlist of some of the biggest non-Amazon deal days coming up. (For a more comprehensive roll call, visit RetailMeNot.)

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Best Prime Day HDD, SSD, GPU & CPU Deals 2020: Best PC Hardware, Graphics Card, Processor & Internal & External Hard Drive & SSD Deals Published by Spending Lab

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amazon Prime Day 2020 deals experts at Spending Lab have listed the best SSD, HDD, CPU & graphics card deals for Amazon Prime Day 2020, including all the top discounts on internal & external SSDs & hard drives, AMD Ryzen & Intel processors, & AMD & NVIDIA GPUs. Explore the best deals listed below.

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Looking for more processor, graphics card, SSD, hard drive & PC component deals? Click here to check out the entire selection of live deals on the Amazon Prime Day page.

Amazon Prime Day offers are live for a restricted period of time. Spending Lab earns commissions from purchases made using the links provided.

Prime Day is an annual shopping and entertainment event exclusively for Prime members, delivering two days of special savings on a wide range of Amazon’s products.

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