Amazon Prime day marks the new start of the holiday shopping season

Now is the time to be looking for deals

Amazon Prime Day marks new start of holiday shopping season
Amazon Prime Day marks new start of holiday shopping season

DETROIT – If you’re looking for holiday shopping deals -- now is the time. Amazon kicked off two days of Prime Day deals and a slew of retailers are following suit with major discounts.

READ: Amazon Prime Day starts today: Here are some of the best discounts

The days of waiting until Black Friday are over. Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Kohl’s and other retailers have said they will remain closed on Thanksgiving due to the pandemic and the growth of online shopping.

The sales on Tuesday were big and internet traffic has been breaking records. Amazon Prime day started Tuesday morning and continues into Wednesday.

There are stores offering big online deals to compete including Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Kohls and Hom Depot.

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Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.