Amazon.co.uk has revealed its best-selling housewares of 2015 including its most successful products over Christmas.
The business reported that in 2015, its shoppers ‘took up traditional home skills such as baking and haberdashery’. Perhaps influenced by the hugely popular TV series ‘The Great British Bake Off’, best-selling kitchen kit included Salter electronic scales, Kitchen Craft measuring spoon sets, dough cutters, cake moulds and cooks’ blow torches. In addition, the country got crafty with crochet hooks, wool, thread and sewing machines.
With summer 2015 being the coldest and wettest in three years, customers brought the outdoors in, choosing home accessories in natural wood with leaf prints in green, brown and orange shades as well as florals.
Amazon.co.uk added: ‘After the season of indulgence, the nation is gearing up for a healthy start to the New Year. Kitchen Christmas bestsellers include the gadget of 2015, the spiralizer, ideal for creating courgetti and sweet potato rice as well as blenders for shakes and smoothies, and popcorn makers for quick and easy snacks.’ The long chilly nights also inspired gifts of electric blankets, Morphy Richards Soup Makers and Crock-Pot Slow Cookers.
Christopher North, managing director of Amazon.co.uk, commented: “The selection of products on Amazon.co.uk continues to increase with more than 150 million products now available. This scale of selection simply would not be possible if it was not for the tens of thousands of British businesses who offer their products on Amazon.co.uk via the Amazon Marketplace. We continue to add tools that make selling in the UK, Europe and around the world easy for companies of any size. We also recently launched Amazon Launchpad in the UK, where we’re supporting British invention by helping start-ups market and distribute their products.
“The last 12 months have seen our greatest advances in fast delivery to date. Ten years ago, the typical delivery took as long as a week; today, Amazon Prime customers regard One-Day delivery as the norm. We think customers deserve even faster: we’re rapidly rolling out Same Day delivery for our Prime customers at no additional charge, as well as Prime Now which provides delivery within a two-hour window at no additional charge or even within the hour for just £6.99. We’re looking forward to introducing more great innovations for our customers in 2016.”