Amazon have extended their Christmas deadlines and are confident that it’s not too late to order Christmas presents and they’ll get them delivered in time for the big day. They expect their biggest surge in last minute Christmas shopping ever, with sales between 20th and 24th December having increased by more than 300% over the last five years.
In response to customer demand, Amazon have extend Christmas delivery deadlines, enabling customers to order presents by 23:59 on Saturday 20th December for Free Super Saver Delivery.
Prime members within the M25 can order as late as 23:59 on Tuesday 23rd December at no extra cost for delivery on Christmas Eve. For last minute orders, customers can order as late as 9am on Christmas Eve and have items delivered that evening.
For sellers how have stock in Amazon FBA this is great news. If you’re thinking of turning off your sales operation at the end of this week or early next week make sure that you leave your FBA stock live. It’s not your problem to get it shipped and uphold the delivery promise, that’s down to Amazon so take the sales while you can.
“At Amazon, we’re committed to making shopping as easy and convenient as possible for our customers, particularly during the busy festive period,” commented Xavier Garambois, Vice President of EU Retail at Amazon. “With extensions to our last order deadlines and Christmas Eve Same-Day Delivery available in selected areas, customers still have time to order any outstanding gifts as well as festive essentials from Christmas crackers to bottles of Buck’s Fizz.”
The Amazon UK Christmas ordering deadlines
Free Super Saver Delivery (order as late as 23:59)
Standard Delivery (order as late as 18:00)
One-Day Delivery (order as late as 23:59 within the M25) or Express Delivery for 1pm the Next Day (order as late as 7pm)
Same-Day Delivery (order as late as 9am in selected areas)
For last minute gifts
Email or print a Gift Card at any time
Visit amazon.co.uk/lastorders for details.