Launching from Black Friday, 25th November, Amazon UK’s first ever 'Small Business, Big Experiences' will see three small businesses launch limited-edition experiences available to buy for the same price as their existing products currently available on Amazon’s online store.
More than half of all products purchased on Amazon UK are sold by small businesses, where customers can find unique and giftable products from more than 85,000 small business selling partners based in the UK. In addition to these exciting new experiential deals, customers can look for the Small Business Badge to identify products sold by small businesses all year long.
For the very first time, we are offering customers exciting experiences alongside small business deals as a way to demonstrate buying from small local businesses can have an outsized impact on our economy and bring even more joy to our lives.
To learn more, customers can go to www.amazon.co.uk/supportsmall from 21st November at midday, and look out for the small businesses’ deals going live.
Healthy snack brand Superfoodio, macramé experts Ankyu and wellbeing brand Fizzy Fuzzy have worked closely with Amazon to create highly personalised experiences that are reflective of their brands. As a result, shoppers will have the chance to purchase a relaxing country weekend retreat away or an intimate dinner with a celebrity chef for the same price as a candle giftset or peanut butter buttons.
"It is so rewarding to see the support Amazon is giving our small business and others, especially over the Black Friday period which is always an important time for us," said Jagir and Nirali Mankodi, Founders of Superfoodio. "It’s a fantastic opportunity to create this experience with such a top tier chef as Miguel Barclay and we can’t wait to share it with customers."
New experiences will go live each day from 25th-27th November at midday, and will be available for a limited time only while stocks last. Ten experiences relating to each of the three small businesses will be available. These experiences will be limited to one per customer and account.
A taster of the Small-Business, Big Experiences available between 25th – 27th November is as follows:
- Superfoodio: Discover the evolution of peanut butter brought to life by top-chef Miguel Barclay, through a vegan taster menu evening hosted at the Italian Design Kitchen in Notting Hill made with Superfoodio’s tasty treats
- Ankyu: A weekend away for craft lovers, with macramé workshops hosted by Ankyu in the heart of the English countryside at Manor and Ashbury Resort and Hotel
- Fizzy Fuzzy: Enjoy the ultimate day of calm at the Grand Hotel Birmingham, where you will create your own bath bomb by Fizzy Fuzzy, followed by a reflexology massage, guided meditation session and afternoon tea
“Last year, over half of the products sold across Black Friday through to Cyber Monday on Amazon worldwide came from independent selling partners, most of whom were small and medium-sized businesses,” said John Boumphrey, Amazon UK Country Manager. “This year, we’re making it easier than ever for customers to support small, local businesses with our Small Business Storefront and Small Business Badge to easily identify products sold by small businesses. On top of that, for the very first time, we are offering customers exciting experiences alongside small business deals, as a way to demonstrate buying from small local businesses can have an outsized impact on our economy and bring even more joy to our lives.”
This Black Friday Week, customers can support small UK businesses, while saving on top-trending gifts and much-loved stocking fillers, through the Small Business Storefront, and explore a wide selection of gift ideas on the Small Business Gift Finder.
Customers can also use the Small Business Badge to identify products sold by small businesses. More than half of all products purchased on Amazon UK are sold by small businesses, and customers can now shop unique and giftable products from more than 85,000 small business selling partners based in the UK. Those businesses sold more than 950 million products on Amazon last year, up from 750 million year-over-year, and to date they have created 250,000 jobs across the UK.
Visit the Small Business Storefront.