London, 24th January 2003: As part of its ongoing commitment to lowering prices, leading online retailer Amazon.co.uk today announced
Free Super Saver Delivery, a free shipping option on qualifying orders over
£39. Free Super Saver Delivery is not a seasonal or limited time promotion, but an indefinite, everyday, 365-days-a-year offer.
In addition to its new Free Super Saver Delivery offer, Amazon.co.uk will now be offering chart CDs such as
Robbie Williams: Escapology and David Gray: A New Day at Midnight at the ground-breaking price of £8.49. As with
Free Super Saver Delivery, this is not a temporary promotion, but is a new, every day price for chart CDs.
In addition, to celebrate the upcoming 2003 BRIT Awards, Amazon.co.uk will be extending this new lower price to BRIT nominee CDs for a limited time. A selection of last year's albums and back catalogue titles, from nominees such as
Ms. Dynamite, Craig David, and Sugababes, will also be available for £8.49.
Robin Terrell, Managing Director of Amazon.co.uk said, “We work hard to continually lower prices for our customers. By introducing
Free Super Saver Delivery while lowering the prices of Chart CDs, it's easier than ever for customers to save money by shopping at Amazon.co.uk.”
The launch of Free Super Saver Delivery comes just over a month after Amazon.co.uk tested a free delivery offer during the busy Christmas period. The overwhelmingly positive results from that offer have enabled the company to introduce an everyday
Free Super Saver Delivery offer. Christmas 2002 was Amazon.co.uk's busiest ever, with over 6.2 million items ordered from 1st November through to Christmas. The busiest shipment day was 17th December when over 200,000 items were shipped from Amazon.co.uk's distribution centre in Milton Keynes.
Additional details and restrictions for Free Super Saver Delivery on orders over £39
can be found at www.amazon.co.uk/supersaverdelivery
Amazon.co.uk opened its virtual doors in October 1998, and strives to be the world's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online. Amazon.co.uk and sellers list millions of new and used items in categories such as books, CDs, videos, DVDs, software titles, PC & video games, electronics and toys. Through Amazon Marketplace, zShops and Auctions any business or individual can sell virtually anything to Amazon.co.uk's millions of customers. Amazon.co.uk customers enjoy the benefits of industry-leading, online shopping technology such as secure credit-card payment; personalized recommendations; streamlined, 1-Click® ordering and hassle-free Bid-Click® auction bidding. Through Amazon Anywhere, Amazon.co.uk also is available on mobile phones with WAP technology; see www.amazon.co.uk/anywhere for details.
Amazon.co.uk is one of five internationally focused websites operated by Amazon.com, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle Washington; the others are the French-language site Amazon.fr; the German-language site Amazon.de; the Japanese-language site Amazon.co.jp and Amazon.ca. Amazon.co.uk is the trading name for Amazon.com Int'l Sales, Inc., and Amazon.com International Auctions, Inc., which are both wholly owned subsidiaries of global online retailer Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN).
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to potential future losses, significant amount of indebtedness, competition, strategic alliances and business combinations, seasonality, potential fluctuations in operating results and rate of growth, foreign currency exchange rates, management of potential growth, system interruption, international expansion, consumer trends, fulfilment centre optimization, inventory, limited operating history, government regulation and taxation, fraud and Amazon.com Payments, and new business areas. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2001 and all subsequent filings.