Tuesday is Amazon Prime Day, a sales event in which Amazon discounts a number of items for those who subscribe to its Prime membership service.
It is, in short, going to make Amazon lots of money.
Prime currently has somewhere in the ballpark of 85 million subscribers, according to recent Consumer Intelligence Research Partners estimates charted for us by Statista. That’s a 22-million subscriber increase over this time last year, according to CIRP’s figures. So the Prime Day buying base will be a good ways larger than it was in 2016.
It’s hard to say if CIRP’s figures are exact — Amazon notoriously refuses to give a specific Prime subscriber count, and other…