SEATTLE – Amazon Prime Day will possible occur this June as the corporate broadcasts report earnings for the primary quarter.
“On the timing, final yr, we had supposed to carry Prime Day earlier,” mentioned Brian Olsavsky, Amazon CFO, on the quarterly earnings name. “There are a variety of things, the Olympics, that are nonetheless on the market this yr. In reality, in lots of areas, July is an enormous trip month. So, it is perhaps higher for purchasers, sellers and distributors to experiment with a unique time interval.”
Olsavsky added that the corporate experimented the opposite means in 2020 by shifting Prime Day into October, however they now consider that it is perhaps a greater timing later in Q2 within the June timeframe.
The corporate additionally introduced that it has expanded Uncover Rooms, an immersive procuring expertise that helps prospects browse and store from hundreds of house room designs and immediately uncover house furnishing product inspiration based mostly on visible attributes. The expertise is now obtainable in 9 nations, together with Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, UK and the U.S.
For the primary quarter, Amazon reported internet gross sales of $108.5 billion and an earnings per share of $15.79. The corporate’s first-quarter outcomes confirmed it continues to be helped by the pandemic, with gross sales rising 44% in contrast with final yr.
The corporate’s working earnings elevated to $8.9 billion within the first quarter, in contrast with working earnings of $4.0 billion in first quarter 2020. And, internet earnings elevated to $8.1 billion within the first quarter, in contrast with internet earnings of $2.5 billion in first quarter 2020.
For the second quarter, the corporate’s steering exhibits that it expects to put up earnings between $110 billion and $116 billion which might be a year-over-year improve of between 24% and 30%.