Amazon Prime Day has been postponed in the US, the organization reported today. The yearly shopping occasion, which guarantees discounts for Amazon Prime individuals, is normally held in mid-July, however, Amazon has now affirmed that it expects to hold the occasion “later than usual” this year. The organization didn’t set another date, however, said it would be “sharing more details soon.”
” This year we’ll be holding Prime Day later than usual while ensuring the safety of our employees and supporting our customers and selling partners,”” a representative for the organization disclosed to The Verge. They added that the organization prepares with a discount occasion in India on August 6-7. “Members all around the world will experience Prime Day later this year,” the representative said.
The explanation behind the postponement seems, by all accounts, to be the COVID-19 pandemic, which has made a demand for Amazon’s services to skyrocket during a financial downturn, adding $74 billion to Jeff Bezos’ fortune in 2020 for an aggregate of $189.3 billion, as per Bloomberg. The pandemic has additionally squeezed the organization to work without endangering its warehouse center laborers. As of mid-May, NBC News revealed that eight of the organization’s warehouse workers had died of the virus, and Amazon is currently confronting a claim from workers who assert its cleanliness approaches didn’t go far enough to secure them. Amazon said in April that it hopes to spend over $4 billion in coronavirus-related costs including personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning for offices, and working out its COVID-19 testing facilities.
Gossipy tidbits that Prime Day would be delayed date back to April when it was accounted for that the occasion could be postponed until August. In any case, as of late, CNBC announced that the organization hosted advised third-party sellers to anticipate that Prime Day should occur on October fifth this year. That is inside two months of another significant shopping day for Amazon, the Black Friday weekend, which is due to start on November 27th this year.