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Amazon, Wayfair, eBay One-Day Sales Rise

I am a sucker for online shopping. Okay, I should stop and say I’m a sucker for putting items in my cart and debating them for weeks. Nonetheless, I love the convenience of online shopping. I mean who doesn’t? One site that I find myself adding items to my cart more often than I should is Amazon. I won’t even try to hide my love for Amazon. If you aren’t an Amazon Prime member, I don’t know what you’re waiting for! Basically, stop what you’re doing and go become a member you won’t regret it. Anyway, while I’m not familiar with Wayfair, Overstock.com, and eBay reports have shown that online weekend sales have become common. The companies have been experimenting with sale days and weekends. Although an analyst at GlobalData Retail, Neil Saunders, says it’s more about marketing than the one day or weekend sales. Amazon Prime 2017 was one of the biggest sales the company had until Cyber Monday. Amazon Prime Day generated 60% new members than the year before. eBay’s Green Monday in 2016 made almost $1.6 billion in sales.

When thinking back to even five years ago driving to the store was considered easy. Now it’s almost an inconvenience. I know I plan my entire day around when I need to go to the store because I hate running errands. I much rather shop online at the click of the button. I also love to shop when there are deals and I think now online there are always better deals than in stores. It does make me wonder where we will be in another five years. I know there are online stores that offer delivery services. It’s scary to think about the future and how it might change the stores we’ve grown up with. Will they even be around in another couple of years?

2 comments

  1. This is all so interesting to think about, but then, Amazon now has a walk-in supermarket. It’s cool because you can just walk in, take what you want, and walk out, but does this mean that they feel slightly bad about creating a generation of couch potatoes, or is it just an experiment. It will be interesting to see if the store expands to more locations.a

  2. I definitely relate to the reliance on online shopping. There are times when I think I should be more environmentally conscious or just get off campus and go to stores and pick up certain items I need. But my lack of time usually wins out and I end up purchasing from Amazon.

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