By: Christine Blank
Who doesn’t love a good sale? Many of us quickly stuff down our Thanksgiving turkey dinner and then roll ourselves out the door that night or early the next morning to take advantage of incredible deals for “Black Friday”. Now, shoppers all over the U.S. – and several other countries – don’t have to wait until Black Friday to get incredible deals on electronics such as LED TVs, iPads and computers, along with a number of other products.
They can simply order items online during Amazon’s “Prime Day” this Wednesday, July 15, which the huge e-commerce retailer says will be bigger than its Black Friday sale. Starting at midnight, Amazon is featuring significant discounts on thousands of products for Prime members. Plus, the retailer is adding new discounts as often as every 10 minutes.
While Amazon’s “Prime Day” is expected to generate millions of packages that will be shipped all over the U.S., millions of additional packages will be generated that day. Walmart just announced that it will feature a rival Black Friday sale on July 15, featuring more than 2,000 online exclusive “rollbacks”. Walmart says it will slash prices on a number of items, from electronics to home goods to toys. However, instead of just offering the specials for one day, Walmart will feature the low prices on those products for 90 days.
Walmart executives called out Amazon for making Prime Day available only to its Prime members, who pay $99 a year for the free shipping service. With its July 15 sale, Walmart is “standing up for our customers and everyone else who sees no rhyme or reason for paying a premium to save,” according to Walmart’s blog. “We just don’t believe you should pay a fee to get a better price,”
Whether U.S. shoppers decide to order their products through Amazon or Walmart on Wednesday, both companies will be shipping millions of additional packages in July and August because of the sale. These two are already the largest e-commerce companies in the U.S. , as Americans have grown accustomed to easily ordering whatever they need with a couple clicks of the mouse or taps on their smartphones or tablets. At your businesses and communities, you already know this, since you see the Amazon and Walmart logos on an ever-increasing number of boxes that arrive at your office or mailroom.
How will you handle the quickly-growing stream of letters and boxes arriving to your building? How will you survive Prime Day? The most efficient way to handle the surge in volume is with automatic package-notification system: PackageLog. The cloud-based system works on any device that has an internet connection and instantly sends text and emails once the package has arrived to your package room. It also serves as an efficient communication tool and an office time-saver for your team. We have saved our clients over 80,000 hours is the past two years by eliminating the excess time caused by increased package delivery volumes. PackageLog helps you and your business have more freedom and independence.