Why this year's Amazon Prime Day is so different
Amazon Prime Day is a major retail event for the e-commerce giant and any rivals that seek to capitalize on the online shopping frenzy it inspires. But Amazon's intentions have always gone beyond simply boosting sales.
The Prime Day event is also a chance for Amazon to showcase a new range of devices and payment options — and to sell those devices at a discount to get them into more people's homes.
This year's version of the Prime Day holiday is two days long, and follows some key adjustments to Amazon's formula for digital commerce.
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