(FOX NEWS) – Walmart jumps Amazon, launches a summer sale just one day ahead of Prime Day, e-commerce behemoth's biggest sale of the year.
The biggest retailer of world sales starts Sunday and lasts through Wednesday, offering – similar to Amazon – free two-day shipping orders over $ 35. Prime Day, meanwhile, begins Monday and last through Tuesday.
Like Amazon, just about everything will be on sale at Walmart, from gaming devices to smart home gadgets.
Prime Day, which is when members of the subscription service can find special deals on the company's website and throughout the food store, which was first started in 201[ads1]5. It has turned into a massive shopping event since then.
Last year, Amazon said that its first day was the biggest in history, "as main members bought more than 100 million products during the sale. And in 2017, the company said sales increased more than 60 percent – breaking a record that time, and surpass the Amazon Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales combined.
The popularity of events has left other dealers scrambling to find ways to compete.
Target will also join the sales pitch this week and run "appointment days" on Monday and Tuesday, same dates as Prime Day, Target said it will offer 40 percent of some furniture and 30 percent of some cookware and small appliances, as well as other toys, sports equipment and bedding arrangements.
In mid-May, Walmart said it would offer customers the opportunity to have their online orders delivered the next day.
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