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Amazon Prime Day: Rivals target online retailer with competing sales

Amazon Prime Day: Rivals target online retailer with competing sales
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As they ve done before, many retailers including Macy s, J.C. Penney and Kohl s are offering incentives like free shipping and discounts. One notable exception: Walmart isn t offering special competing deals, but is highlighting two-day shipping and extra discounts for store pickups.

EBay has offered price-matching against Amazon s sales in Canada.

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Amazon says its Echo smart speakers have been popular items in the U.S. during Prime Day, which began at 9 p.m. Eastern Monday. That could help Amazon down the road as it tries to persuade customers to shop using Echo s Alexa voice assistant. Some deals this year were available only through Alexa.
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