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Amazon bets on Black Friday deals in early holiday shopping push

Amazon bets on Black Friday deals in early holiday shopping push
Amazon bets on Black Friday deals in early holiday shopping push   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021
By Reuters

By Arriana McLymore

NEWYORK, NY – Amazon.com Inc on Monday became the latest online retailer hoping to entice consumers to shop early for the holidays, announcing discounts similar to those found on Black Friday.

Amazon joins Target, Pottery Barn, Ulta Beauty and others launching early holiday promotions with hopes that a wider window for shoppers to make purchases will help ease supply chain hiccups that have left some store shelves bare and delayed packages.

The e-commerce company last year launched its annual online deal event Prime Day on October 13, after months-long delays due to pandemic lockdowns.

Amazon’s holiday discounts, which range from 15% to 40%, cover the most sought-after gift items including Apple Inc’s Beats headphones, Mattel Inc’s Barbie dolls and beauty products, the company said.