Taking place on Oct 13 –14, Amazon Prime Day may have marked the unofficial start of the 2020 holiday shopping season. Major players like Target and Walmart also launched their own holiday promotions that week as the broader retail industry braces for expected distribution and shipping delays due to COVID-19. As advertisers and consumers alike prepare for a non-traditional “Cyber 5” weekend this November, we surveyed our audience to learn more about their shopping behavior on Amazon Prime Day and where they currently fall in their overall holiday shopping journey.
Amazon Prime Day 2020
November 4, 2020
Did you shop on Amazon Prime Day?
of Americans shopped on Amazon Prime day this year.
How would you describe your shopping behavior on Amazon Prime Day?
(select all that apply)
21% of Americans shopped for necessities on Amazon Prime Day. 21% purchased gifts for others while 20% were seeking out gifts for themselves.
Compared to other generations:
- Gen Zers were most likely to shop for gifts for themselves
- The Silent Generation was most likely to shop for necessities
- Baby boomers were most likely to seek out deals on specific items
Were you satisfied with Amazon’s Prime Day deals this year?
86% of U.S. consumers were satisfied with Amazon's Prime Day deals.
Did you spend more this year than last year when Amazon Prime Day took place in July?
44% of Americans reported spending more this year than on Amazon's 2019 Prime Day in July.
Which best describes where you are in your holiday shopping journey?
20% of consumers have already completed their holiday shopping, 17% are waiting for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend, and 30% don't know when they'll shop for holiday gifts.
Men are more likely to have already completed their holiday shopping, while 33% of women are still unsure when they'll make their holiday purchases.
Gen Zers and Millennials are more likely than their older counterparts to have already completed their holiday shopping.
‘Fluent Pulse’ reflects a daily online survey collected across Fluent’s portfolio of owned & operated websites.
Fluent attracts a massive audience across its network of owned media properties. While all segments of the US population are represented, the below are our most prevalent demographic skews:
|Demographic Attribute||Over Penetrated Among|
61% between the age of 18 & 44
|Education||High School Degree or Some College|
|Households with Children||42% of Audience|
On average, 150,000 – 175,000 consumers respond daily.
No, but representative of the overall Fluent Audience.
All responses related to this survey are anonymized; only survey responses will be disclosed. At no point will consumer’s personal information will ever be disclosed.
Data has been collected from U.S. adults on a daily or weekly basis, dependent upon topic, since March 10, 2020. All data is sourced from Fluent’s portfolio of owned and operated media properties. Results are specific to the Fluent audience and not reflective of the general U.S. population.
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