Amazon customers worldwide have already saved big this holiday season, including millions in savings over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping weekend. On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, customers shopped incredible deals across every category on Amazon from fashion to home, electronics, toys, beauty, and more.
In the UK, and worldwide, it was a record-breaking Black Friday and Cyber Monday for Amazon. In the UK some of this year’s top selling categories included Home, Toys, and Beauty, and best-selling items were Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot. And there is still time to shop and save, as new deals will drop daily on Amazon throughout the rest of the festive season. Amazon will also be offering low prices on giftable products across all categories. Customers can visit amazon.co.uk/deals to continue to shop incredible discounts.
“We were delighted to see how many customers shopped deals from small businesses selling on Amazon, as well as using the Small Business Gift Finder. This year more than half of sales from Black Friday through Cyber Monday worldwide were from independent selling partners, most of which are small and medium-sized businesses. stomers using AmazonSmile so that when they shop, Amazon gives to the charity of their choice. This makes Black Friday good for small businesses, good for charities and good for customers who are getting ready for Christmas,” said John Boumphrey, Amazon.co.uk Country Manager’.
Customers find savings on Amazon during the Christmas season, and every day. They can continue to support local small businesses while saving on top-trending gifts and much-loved stocking fillers in the Support Small Storefront, and explore a wide selection of gift ideas on the Small Business Gift Finder. More than half of all products purchased in our store are sold by small and medium-sized businesses, and customers can now shop unique and giftable products from more than 65,000 small business selling partners based in the UK. Those businesses sold more than 750 million products on Amazon last year, up from 550 million during the same period the previous year – equivalent to selling more than 1,500 products a minute on average.
“Thanks to Amazon shining the spotlight on small businesses, Superfoodio saw an uplift of 120% in sales during Black Friday compared to previous weeks. We are excited to carry this momentum into December. Amazon’s Black Friday Live event in London was the cherry on top of what was a fantastic week for small businesses and customers alike. We enjoyed every minute of it and cannot wait for the next Amazon Black Friday event.” Jagir Mankodi, Superfoodio, Founder
“Black Friday was a brilliant day for us – we had sold 350 games on Amazon before I’d had my breakfast! It was really exciting watching the sales come in and thinking about how many people will be enjoying our games together this Christmas!” Hazel Reynolds, Gamely Games, Founder
“Sandy Leaf Farm saw huge demand for our unique kits this Black Friday. Our Gin Making and Chilli Sauce Kits were our top-selling items. We had our best Amazon Black Friday ever, with the number of sales we usually would get in a week, coming in just a couple of hours. Customers took advantage of the amazing deals that we were running, and sales were fifty times higher than a normal day”. Dr Scott MacDonald, Sandy Leaf Farm, Founder