Amazon is adding thousands of deals - more than ever before - making
it easy for customers to save on gifts for everyone on their list
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 30, 2014--
(NASDAQ:AMZN) – Let the countdown begin! November 1 is the official
start of the holiday shopping season on Amazon, as the company kicks off
Black Friday early with its Countdown to Black Friday Deals Week event.
Amazon is counting down to the big day with even more deals, all day,
every day. This holiday Amazon customers will find more than 15,000
Lightning Deals, including brand new early access deals for Prime
members. Customers can find the best deals at www.amazon.com/blackfriday.
“Starting in November, millions of holiday shoppers come to Amazon
hunting for the best deals and that one perfect gift,” said Steve Shure,
Amazon Vice President Worldwide Marketing. “This year, we will have more
than 15,000 hand-selected, limited time promotions on hot products,
including new early access deals for Prime members on many Lightning
Deals from Amazon.com and daily sales events on MyHabit.”
2014 Black Friday Deals Start Early
Amazon provides customers with the leading deals destinations this
holiday season, offering two coveted Deals of the Day every day, now
through December 22. In addition, from now through Black Friday weekend,
customers will find thousands of Lightning Deals on great gift items
every week including electronics, toys, clothing, jewelry, kitchen and
more. Customers can find the best deals at www.amazon.com/blackfriday.
Continue to check back regularly for deals on great gift ideas at
incredible prices from brands like Dewalt, Disney, Canon, Philips, Skip
Hop, Jeep and more. The following deals will be available to all
customers in the coming weeks:
Savings of 40% or more on select Star Wars toys, Mickey and Minnie,
Crayola and Disney Princess toys
Save up to 35% on Green Toys
Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR
Save more than 50% off Analon cookware sets
Save up to 70% off Cuisinart cookware sets
Save 50% off SodaStream Fountain Jet Home Soda Maker Starter Kit
Save up to 50% off all the tools you need for the perfect Thanksgiving
Save 60% off Paderno Three Blade Slicer
Braun electric shavers starting at 30% off
Save $250 or more on Samsung Baby Care Washers
Save 50% on Philips Avent classic gift sets
Save 50% or more on the Levana Sophia Video Baby Monitor
Up to 75% off select One Industries Motorcycle Helmets
Up to 40% off select Jeep and truck accessories, including Husky,
Heininger, and Rugged Ridge
$25 off Makita tools, on select orders over $100
Free App of the Day Bundle – Get more than $115 in top apps and games
for free from Amazon Appstore (October 30 – November 1) – download the
bundle from the Amazon
2014 Holiday Trends
Amazon has identified some of the most anticipated shopping trends this
holiday from gifts that give back to same-day delivery, Amazon customers
are shopping smarter than ever before.
Shopping for Good: Amazon celebrates the one year anniversary
of AmazonSmile where customers can find the exact same Amazon they
know and love, except Amazon will also donate a portion of the
purchase price to a favorite charitable organization. Customers can
start shopping today at smile.amazon.com
Growth of Mobile Shopping: More and more Amazon customers are
shopping on a mobile device. In fact, more than half of Amazon
customers shopped using a mobile device last holiday. Between
Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, Amazon customers ordered more than five
toys per second from a mobile device. Now with visual and voice
search, customers can use their smart phone to search and shop in
seconds. We want customers to go from “I want that” to “I bought that”
in under 30 seconds.
Discover and Shop on Twitter: New this year, customers can add
items they discover on Twitter to their Amazon Shopping Cart or Wish
List without leaving their Twitter feed. When customers discover a
Tweet from their favorite artist, expert, brand, or friend with an Amazon.com
product link, they can simply add #AmazonCart or #AmazonWishList to
their reply on Twitter and the product is added to their Cart or Wish
Same-Day Delivery: Amazon Same-Day Delivery, including the new
same-day search filter, noon order cut-off and seven days a week
delivery, is available in 12 major metro areas including Atlanta,
Boston, Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York City,
Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC.
Customers can choose from more than a million items including this
season’s hottest gifts or entertaining items - and get them delivered
to their home the very same day. Learn more at www.amazon.com/sameday.
Prime Early Access: Prime members will discover Lightning Deals
eligible for early access marked "Prime Early Access Deal" on event
and deal pages on Amazon.com. Lightning Deals are limited time
promotions that start throughout the day, in which a limited number of
discounts are offered on an item. Prime members are also invited to
shop MyHabit daily sales events early.
Sparkle, Frozen and Wearables, Oh My
The biggest question this time of year - what should I buy? Amazon has
many different ways to shop and discover great gift ideas including the Holiday
Toy List and the new Gift
Finder, which displays the most popular items gifted by Amazon
customers, categorized by age and gender of recipients.
Sparkle and Shine: Find popular beaded, metallic and embellished
dresses, sweaters, skirts, watches and even footwear for girls of all
ages on Amazon
Frozen, Star Wars and Turtles: Toys, games and even apparel related to
the latest entertainment are frequently hits during the holidays. This
year, Disney’s Frozen, Transformers, Star Wars, Guardians of the
Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are some of the most popular.
In fact, the most wished-for toy sold by Amazon.com this year is the Disney
Frozen Sparkle Princess Elsa Doll. Customers will also find
adorable cold weather accessories as well as kids’ boots, slippers and
fashion sneakers with popular characters and critters on them.
Retro: From classic toys to throwback
men’s sneakers, retro is back again in a big way. Classic toys
provide a bit of nostalgia with products such as Lincoln
Toys and Spirograph,
collectible characters like Peter
Rabbit and classic brands from Barbie
all expected to be popular this holiday.
Wearables for Kids and Adults: Wearable technology combines innovative
technology, fun games and activities, health and more. Find great
wearables for kids and adults alike including the LeapFrog
LeapBand and VTech
Kidizoom along with Samsung
Galaxy Gear and the Misfit
Shine helping adults and kids stay active.
Cut the Cords: Home theaters are becoming completely untethered with
the addition of new streaming media devices like Amazon
Fire TV and Fire
TV Stick combined with wireless speakers like the Bose
SoundLink Mini Speaker along with great movies and TV shows.
Book Worms: Last holiday, Amazon customers added seven books every
second to Amazon Wish Lists. This year proves to be no different.
Families can set-up healthy reading habits at home with the new Kindle.
And with Kindle FreeTime included or, for as little as $2.99 a month
for Prime members, Kindle
FreeTime Unlimited to help encourage kids to read. And kids are
rewarded with achievement badges when they reach their reading goals –
a great way to keep kids reading through the holidays!
The Everything Tablet: Many customers want reassurance that their
tablet will be both fun and durable for the kids to enjoy. We expect
the new Fire
HD Kids Edition Tablet, which includes a Fire HD 6 or 7 Tablet, 1
Year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, 2-Year Worry-Free Guarantee and a
Kid-Proof Protective Case, to be a big hit among customers this
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is
guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor
focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and
long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized
recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct
Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of
the products and services pioneered by Amazon.
Source: Amazon.com, Inc.
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