Amazon Prime Day is set for July 11 with some deals launching the night before

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For the third summer in a row, Amazon Prime members will have a special day to shop new deals on and also get free shipping.

Amazon Prime Day this year is slated for July 11, 2017. The giant online retailer offers its deals only to those who pay for Prime membership, which costs $10.99 per month or $99 for an entire year.

This year, the markdowns on products will start the night before Prime Day at 9 p.m. EST on Monday, July 10.

Amazon features limited-time “lightning deals” on Amazon Prime Day, just as it sometimes does during the holiday shopping season in November and December.

In 2016, Amazon Prime Day’s orders rose 60 percent over the previous year worldwide. Amazon rolled out new discounts as often as every five minutes throughout the day.

The company said it sold more than 2 million toys, 1 million pairs of shoes and more than 200,000 headphones on the day in 2016. Members also bought more than 215,000 Instant Pot 7-1-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cookers.

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The top selling items around the world on Amazon Prime Day 2016, according to Amazon, were:

• U.S.: Instant Pot 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker

• UK: Oral-B Pro 6000 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity and Smart Series

• Spain: SanDisk USB memory stick

• Japan: Calbee Breakfast Cereal 800 grams

• Italy: Lexar JumpDrive

• Germany and Austria: Tefal Jamie Oliver Frying Pan

• France and Belgium: Game of Thrones DVD – season 1 to 4

• Canada: Sennheiser HD 598 Special-Edition Over-Ear Headphones

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