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Amazon holding Prime Day earlier this year -- June 21 & 22

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Don Johnson
Traditionally, Prime Day is usually held sometime in July. Amazon said it decided on June this year because July is a busy vacation period. File Photo by Friedemann Vogel/EPA-EFE
Traditionally, Prime Day is usually held sometime in July. Amazon said it decided on June this year because July is a busy vacation period. File Photo by Friedemann Vogel/EPA-EFE

June 2 (UPI) -- Amazon announced Wednesday that its annual Prime Day this year will come in about three weeks.

The online retailer said the sale days will be June 21-22. Last year, Amazon postponed Prime Day for three months due to COVID-19.

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Amazon said Prime subscribers will have access to more than 2 million deals for fashion, home, beauty and electronic products.

Traditionally, Prime Day has been held sometime in July. Amazon said it decided on June this year because July is a busy vacation period.

"Since we launched Prime Day in 2015, it's delivered great new ways to shop, gift, watch movies and TV, and even dance, and we're excited to carry on that tradition," Amazon Prime Vice President Jamil Ghani said in a statement.

The event didn't occur until mid-October last year and came after online sales surged as a result of the pandemic, which led to some supply chain disruptions and delivery delays.

Amazon said Prime Day won't be held in India and Canada due to rising coronavirus cases and greater risk for delivery drivers.

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