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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2918 - October 22, 2012 - ISSN 1539-5065    3 of 5

Amazon UK Publishes Christmas Best Seller List

By Ina Steiner
EcommerceBytes.com
October 22, 2012




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Amazon.com has created a list of predictions for best-selling items in the UK this holiday shopping season. The marketplace sent an email to its affiliates containing a customizable spreadsheet they could use to put affiliate links on their websites.

Amazon told its UK affiliates, "To get you prepared for the holiday season we have put together a preview of the products that our retail teams are predicting as best sellers for Christmas."

Among the marketplace picks for clothing winners are Tommy Hilfiger Sophie Skinny Antique YASC Skinny Women's Jeans; Hatley Girls Snowball PJs; and Bjorn Borg 3 to Go Boxers.

Hard drives, graphics tablets and computer accessories such as mice and speakers were on the list in the consumer electronics category.

Among the top toy predictions were the Innotab 2; Furby; Cherry the Cat; Momopoly Mililonaire; Barbie Photo Fashion Cam; My Little Pony Royal Wedding Castle Playset; and LEGO Lord of the Rings: Mines of Moria, among others.

There were plenty of other categories on the list, including appliances (a low fat electric fryer, for instance); video games; sport and outdoor; TV; musical instruments (including a Yamaha P95B Digital Portable Piano); automotive; DVD/Bluray; and let's not forget Fido - the pet category included de-shedding tools and even a "Wisdom Panel Insights Mixed Breed DNA Test Kit" - who knew?

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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