Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best Things to Buy

Summer bargains? Amazon Prime plans opening salvo at Dutch market

The deals and discounts will run for 36 hours in total, ending the following day.

Amazon's Prime Day sale is back with the online retailer boasting this year will be bigger and better than ever.

Amazon Prime Day is expected to provide up to 40 per cent discounts on mobiles and accessories with to 50 per cent off on electronic goods and up to 70 per cent discount for home and outdoor items. Here's everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day 2018.

Amazon Prime Day is almost upon us, marking your best chance to nab a bargain in the long summer months before Black Friday.

Starbucks is eliminating plastic straws from all stores
The changes will help Starbucks ( SBUX ) eliminate more than 1 billion plastic straws per year, the company said . Starbucks said that it is the largest food and beverage retailer to have promised to get rid of plastic straws.

As such, buyers do not have to be Amazon Prime members to access the promo, and can simply click "Add to Cart" for the free device. The company ruffled feathers earlier this year when it upped the annual price of a Prime membership from $99 to $119.

Amazon Prime Day is a yearly shopping event in which Prime subscribers have access to deals across Amazon's retail site.

The deal will let customers add a Black Echo Dot, normally worth $49, to their order for free when placing an ordering an Amazon Echo in Sandstone, Charcoal or Heather Grey fabric colours for $149.

A large part of Amazon India's ambitions to increase the number of members is focused on tier-2 markets. As of April 2018, it had more than 100 million members. "For this we have created a virtual room where customers can walk in and check how does a product like a piece of garment looks on a virtual model giving a better feel of the texture and appearance when it is actually worn", Akshay Sahi, head of Prime, said.

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