Black Friday origins and 2017 Amazon sales activity. Help with ecommerce fulfilment.

Black Friday Logistics

The name Black Friday was originally used to describe a day of commercial carnage or financial crisis.  But it is now renowned as the biggest shopping day of the year and always falls on the day after Thanksgiving in the US.

It is now associated with the start of the Christmas shopping season, and introduced to the UK by Amazon in 2010. It is followed by Cyber Monday which rounds off the biggest online spending spree of the year.

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Some retailers are already unveiling deals to get shoppers in the spirit preparing for Friday 24 November, Amazon are stealing the lead by announcing its Black Friday sale will begin on 17th November and last for 10 days.

In addition to opening a Black Friday Deals Store online, there will be Deals of the Day, thousands of Lightening Deals – these could appear every five minutes and only be available for a short amount of time. Plus, for the first time Amazon is opening a pop-up event from 21st November, this 4-day experience gives customers the chance to win prizes, take part in workshops and explore the best deals.  All products on display will be available on the Amazon website or via their App.

Hundreds of independent sellers will also be rolling out deals on Amazon Marketplace and Handmade at Amazon.

Amazon’s Black Friday deals will be announced nearer to the launch date. See below for five tips on bagging the best bargains when the sale kicks off.

Amazon Black Friday 2017 tips