Top 5 Promotions to Use on Amazon and When to Use Them

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Adam Hindle

Managing Director



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4 Minutes

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In the dynamic world of Amazon, staying ahead of the competition requires more than just offering great products. It’s about getting the perfect Amazon strategy that works for you, and promotions play a pivotal role in this game.

In this blog post, we’ll dive into the realm of Amazon promotions, we’ll cover why they matter, the most common types, how to use them to your advantage, and when to avoid them altogether.

What are Amazon Promotions?

Amazon promotions allow sellers to tempt shoppers with discounts and special offers, these can be anything from percentage discounts to buy-one-get-one deals.

But just how popular are these promotions? 

In 2023, Amazon’s extended Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping event became their biggest ever. Over one billion items were purchased, including more than 500 million from independent small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S.

Clearly, everyone loves a good bargain!

Why Use a Promotion on Amazon?

Whether it’s enticing customers to make purchases during a slow period, building momentum for a new product launch, or participating in major commercial events like Black Friday, Amazon Promotions are like secret weapons for sellers.

They can help you:

  • Get noticed: Increase product visibility by appearing in the “Deals” section or being tagged with a promotional badge, attracting more eyeballs
  • Drive sales: Create a sense of urgency, compelling customers to make a purchase sooner rather than later
  • Clear inventory: Clear out slow-selling items, preventing storage fees and boosting cash flow

Most popular promotions

1. Prime Exclusive Discounts

Available exclusively to Amazon Prime shoppers, Prime exclusive discounts appear as a discounted price with the regular price crossed out, as well as a savings summary displayed both in search results and on the product detail page.

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2. Buy-one-get-one (BOGO) promotions

BOGO promotions can offer either a free product or a % discount on an additional item. Useful for clearing stagnant inventory by encouraging additional purchases or promoting new products with cross-selling.

3. Lightning Deals

Lightning Deals are time-sensitive promotions offered for a limited duration, usually between 4-12 hours.

They appear on Amazon’s Today’s Deals page and can generate a surge in sales within a short period.

4. Best Deal

Best Deal is a time-bound, promotional offer where an item is featured on the Amazon Deals page, creating a buzz around exclusive offers that last only for a limited number of days.

5. Vouchers

Vouchers allow customers to redeem discounts by clicking a checkbox on the product detail page. They are a great way to incentivize purchases without affecting your listing’s displayed price.

How to Incorporate Promotions in Your Organic Strategy

Integrating promotions into your organic strategy involves aligning them with your overall brand goals, whether you want to:

  • Clear stock to make way for a new line
  • Use a legacy product’s success to introduce a new product to your customer base

How to Use Promotions in Your Advertising Strategy

When running Amazon PPC campaigns, pairing promotions with targeted ad campaigns can amplify their impact.

Highlighting these discounted products in your ads could help improve your overall conversion rates.

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When not to use promotions

While promotions can be powerful tools, there are instances where they may not be viable. Avoid heavy discounting if it compromises your profit margins or undermines the value of your brand.

Additionally, refrain from running promotions during your peak sales periods when demand is already high.

Your Amazon Promotion Strategy

Amazon promotions can be invaluable assets for sellers looking to stand out in a crowded marketplace.

By leveraging the right promotions at the right times and integrating them seamlessly into your strategies, you can drive sales, increase visibility, and build customer loyalty.

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