Amazon Prime Day is the Olympics of online shopping and, much like the 2020 Games in Japan, it has been postponed due to COVID-19.
Unlike the Olympics, however, Amazon should be on track to bring you Prime Day savings within the next two or three months.
If this is your first rodeo, Prime Day started in 2015 to celebrate Amazon’s 20th anniversary. Since then, it’s grown into a global phenomenon celebrated in at least 18 countries, and is famous for incredible deals, especially on some highly coveted tech products.
If you’re keen to take advantage, but put off by the hassle of shipping from the United States, read on.
We have a simple way that you can score some sweet deals and have them delivered, hassle-free, to your front door.
First, let’s break down what we know so far.
When Will Prime Day Take Place?
It usually takes place in July but complications related to distribution and inventory restrictions have put a bit of a damper on things.
Classic pandemic stuff.
The exact date is unknown, although CNBC says that a letter to third-party sellers is telling them to, provisionally, get ready to rock on October 5, and not sometime in September as some previously reported.
Forbes concurs with CNBC that we should keep an eye on things, like Amazon’s social media accounts, from late September to early October.
So About Those Prime Day Deals…
Prime Day is traditionally all about unbeatable tech deals on laptops, phones, tablets and other devices, but merchants from across the site will be participating, so there’s something for everyone.
Household essentials, home decor, apparel – it’s all there.
To make the most out of your shopping experience it’s always a good idea to spend some time on the site bookmarking things that catch your eye so that you don’t get caught up in the sale of it all and purchase unnecessary items.
How To Access Prime Day Deals
Prime Day is Amazon’s “thank you” to Prime members. As a result, shoppers must be Amazon Prime subscribers to take advantage of any deals.
Amazon offers a free Prime member trial when you first sign up. After your 30-day trial is up, you can keep your membership, or cancel it before the free trial expires.
Whatever you decide to do, your Prime trial period will let you shop deals on Prime Day.
While you wait to find out the exact dates of the sale, you can get your Prime membership in order so that you aren’t wasting time with registration when you should be shopping.
How To Get Your Goods Delivered Without All That Customs Nonsense
Postbox Courier gives you a shipping address in the US, UK, and Hong Kong.
So, if you’re buying products that don’t ship to South Africa, or you don’t want to deal with the customs mess once it arrives on our shores, then just send your Amazon purchases to that US address, which Postbox Courier gives you for free.
As soon as it is delivered there (often the same day you order, or the following day), Postbox Courier will grab it and send it to you in South Africa, within three to five working days.
I told you it would be easy.
Head on over to Postbox Courier’s website to set up your account, which is free, and nab yourself that international address.
Then keep an eye on Amazon so that you’re first off the mark when that sale kicks off.
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