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Amazon Prime Day day one review

By Chris Dawson October 14, 2020 - 10:53 am

Outside of electronics and devices, some of the best-selling categories on Prime Day day one included toys, games and puzzles, skin care and make-up as well as wine and spirits. Family games like Jenga, Monopoly and Guess Who were among the top selling products in the toys category along with things like crafting sets and kids technology including cameras and smart watches. Beauty sheet masks, fragrances like Vera Wang Princess Eau De Toilette Fragrance for Women, beauty gift sets like Sanctuary Spa Gift Set, along with This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray: Natural Sleep Aid were among the top selling products in the beauty category so far.

Amazon have gone big promoting small businesses on Prime Day this year with a £10 coupon to spend on Prime Day if you spent £10 with a small business in the two weeks before. Hopefully this has translated into sales for you either in the run up or on Prime Day day one.

The top categories so far from small businesses selling on Prime Day day one in the UK, most of which are small and medium-sized businesses, were the home category including lighting and linens, electronics including headphones and wireless accessories and arts, crafts and school supplies. Among the top products on day one from these selling partners were the Anker Soundcore Life P2 True Wireless Earbuds with Noise Reduction, Alexa-enabled Govee Smart WiFi APP Controlled LED Strip Lights, Posture Corrector for Men and Women for Clavicle Support by Gearari, Candy Kittens Vegan Sweets Gift Box and the 6-in-1 Take-Apart Construction Vehicles Excavators Truck Toy with Storage Box.

“Day one of Prime Day has been really exciting for us – before lunchtime we had already sold three times as many products as we would normally in a day. We are excited to reach even more people with our games and help them spend quality time laughing together.”
– Hazel Reynolds, Founder, Gamely Games, Brighton

“Today’s deals are the lowest price of the year so far on our gin-making kits, so they are even better value than normal and would make great Christmas or Birthday gifts. Our sales on day one eclipsed a normal trading day, so it’s been amazing to see so many people supporting small businesses like us on Prime Day.”
– Scott MacDonald, Managing Director, Sandy Leaf Farm, London

There is a question as to whether consumers specifically browse Prime Day deals or simply stumble across savings when shopping on Amazon. That however is a bit of a moot point – the whole point of Prime Day is to remind consumers that Amazon exists and whether it’s reengaging an existing Prime member or convincing a new customer to sign up for a Prime trial, if it gets people visiting the marketplace and shopping then it’s a job well done in Amazon’s terms.

Prime Day day two is in full swing and you’ll find new lightning deals throughout the day with what Amazon call ‘jaw-dropping’ prices. But if you are shopping on Amazon don’t forget to check out the thousands of products on sale from small businesses who need your support more than ever this year.

  • SAM
    1 week ago

    Supporting small business by buying via Amazon the very entity that has destroyed thousands of small business and plenty of larger ones by undercutting everyone on the back of 21st century slave labour conditions, avoiding tax on an industrial scale year after year, passing on the 2% Digital sales tax to the small business.

    I had a look at my sector and their so called PRIME deals came down to the same prices independents etc have been selling for months.

    Yet people keep spending with them. Suppose the only jobs available soon will be as a zero hours picker or driver for Amazon. You will be able to work for them and then give them the money straight back.

  • ifellow
    1 week ago

    Nearly all the deals are from Amazon directly for Prime only or Amazon owned brands pretending not be Amazon owned brands and basically cloning 3rd party seller goods that have been successful.

    One i found today was a brand called ‘OverSteel’ even reviews say it comes with Amazon logos on the packing, some people think its some kind of partnership, when its just Amazon cloning products from third-party sales data.

    Amazon has our politicians in the pocket, so no worries for them, they can do what they like including accessing third-party sales data.

    The Amazon marketplace looks nothing like it did 10 years ago, I cant recognize hardly any of the brands, they nearly all seem to be owned by the Chinese directly & many products seem like knock-offs and clones of successful good products.

    Im not looking forward to next year and 100% cutting back stocks, as it will only get worse for UK Sellers and selling to the EU will become very expensive on top.

    • ifellow
      1 week ago

      We can all see Amazon Basics, but there are 1000s of brands like ‘OverSteel’ on the platform, that many cant see as a Amazon Brand.

      Amazons become basically a nightmare for UK sellers, they are used basically to give out free refunds, free goods without returns, etc etc, whilst they get dumped on by Amazon directly and the Chinese.

  • S
    7 days ago

    This year it was a total bore. Just an ever increasing pile of stupid plastic Chinese seller junk with confusing pricing and oversaturation.

    Amazon (in its ever increasing short term greed) doesn’t seem to understand that flooding search results/categories with a hundred similar Chinese seller products with stupid, keyword heavy titles and dubious reviews is just driving customers away in frustration back to places like Argos, Wilko, supermarkets and local shops.

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