Amazon confirms the date of Prime Day 2018

An Amazon delivery box with a landscape of goodies spilling out of it.

This morning, Amazon officially announced that Prime Day 2018 will start on 16 July. The 36-hour event starts on 16 July at 12pm PT/BST (3pm ET) and runs until 17 July and is an amazing opportunity for designers to grab the best deals on tools and equipment.

The extended 36 hour event promises to be the biggest Prime Day yet. In an Amazon statement, it's claimed that:

"Prime Day 2018 will feature 50 per cent more Spotlight Deals and more than one million deals globally. Prime members will enjoy the biggest deals yet on Alexa-enabled products, including Echo, Fire TV, and Fire tablets this Prime Day – and starting today, members can save $100 on the Echo Show.

"New this year, members can shop Prime Day Launches – exclusive new items, content and special-edition products from hundreds of well-known and emerging brands."

Also new is the presence of Prime Day in more countries. Amazon Prime members in the following 13 countries will be able to get deals: the US, UK, India, Canada, Spain, Mexico, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, China, Belgium, Austria, and for the first time ever, members in Australia, Singapore, Netherlands and Luxembourg will also be able to join in.

Amazon Prime Day logo

More hours means more chance to snap up deals

Amazon's CEO Worldwide Consumer, Jeff Wilke, had this to add:

“Prime members will enjoy a day (and a half) of our best deals, with 36 hours to shop more than one million deals worldwide. New this year, members can shop exclusive Prime Day Launches from hundreds of brands worldwide, enjoy exclusive savings at Whole Foods Market and experience surprise entertainment events unboxed from giant Smile boxes in major cities. More than 100 million paid Prime members around the world will find our best Prime Day celebration yet.”

Sign up for an Amazon Prime 30-day free trial

Amazon Prime gets you free next-day delivery on thousands of items, exclusive deals, video and music streaming, and a lot more. There's a no-commitment 30-day free trial too, which you can get by signing up to Prime here:

- US free trial

- UK free trial

- Canada free trial

- India free trial

With Amazon's own products taking centre stage, plus the opportunity to grab a discount on monitors and laptops, Prime Day 2018 looks set to be an event designers won't want to miss. To help you make the most of Prime Day 2018, we'll be rounding up the best offers on the day itself.

Remember, if you want to enjoy the exclusive Prime Day deals, you need to be an Amazon Prime member. Fortunately, you can grab a free 30-day trial which will set you up nicely for the sale and give you access to other benefits such as Prime instant video streaming and free super fast delivery.

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