AMAZON.CO.UK LAUNCHES FREE DELIVERY FOR CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS
November 4, 2002: Amazon.co.uk today announced that it has officially kicked off Christmas with the launch of its first ever free delivery offer.
As part of its relentless focus on lowering prices, the UK's leading online retailer is offering customers free UK delivery on all orders over £39. The offer has been timed to coincide with the launch of Amazon.co.uk's gift store ( www.amazon.co.uk/gifts) and a range of Christmas pricing offers and will run for 39 days over the busy Christmas period until December 12, 2002.
Commenting on the announcement, Robin Terrell, Managing Director of Amazon.co.uk said:
Amazon.co.uk has consistently lowered prices across the site and today's announcement marks the sixth significant price decrease in 2002.
Other Christmas offers at Amazon.co.uk
As well as free delivery, customers can take advantage of a range of great Christmas savings across the site including:
Other Christmas highlights include Amazon.co.uk's Gift store, which provides gift recommendations for family and friends, a gift wrapping service, wish lists and gift certificates.
For further information please contact the Amazon.co.uk press office on 020 8636 9280.
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This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to potential future losses, significant amount of indebtedness, competition, management of growth, potential fluctuations in operating results, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions, and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, international expansion, consumer trends, inventory, limited operating history, government regulation and taxation, fraud, and new business areas. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003, and all subsequent filings.