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Amazon delays Prime Day amid coronavirus concerns
Amazon’s annual Prime Day sale is being delayed in the UK, the company confirmed Tuesday, and TechCrunch reports that the change applies to the US as well. The e-commerce giant didn’t specify when the sale will happen.
“We’ll be bringing #PrimeDay savings to members later than usual this year. Safety of our employees, customers, and selling partners remains our #1 priority,” Amazon’s UK news Twitter account wrote, in reference to the .
India’s Prime Day will go ahead on Aug. 6-7, “with details for the rest of the world coming soon.”
Prime Day traditionally falls in July, and the sales event hasin recent years. But over the last few months suggested a delay due to the ongoing global health crisis.
Amazon struggled to keep up with the rush of orders during the early weeks of the pandemic, having to institute new safety protocols and shipping restrictions to continue delivering food and basic needs. It’s managed to restoresince then.
The company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on a US delay.