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UK Shoppers turn to Amazon amid Covid-19 pandemic

During the Covid-19 pandemic I found myself turning more and more to Amazon to purchase items rather than venturing to the supermarket. As well as purchasing electrical’s from Amazon, I found myself utilising Amazon for more home based items that I would usually have purchased at the grocery store. Items such as Batteries, Dvd’s and gifts. So, I decided to setup a Twitter survey to see if it was just me, or whether other UK Shoppers turn to Amazon amid Covid-19 pandemic.

Has your use of Amazon changed since the outbreak of Covid-19?

The question was asked to my largely UK Twitter following over a period of 24 hours. Followers were also asked if they would kindly ‘Retweet’ so the question to reach a larger audience. The survey achieved 751 impressions and was answered 38 times.

The winning answer to the question, ‘Has your use of Amazon changed since the outbreak of Covid-19?’ was: ‘Yes – I use it a lot more’ running on 42.1% of people who responded to the survey. Although a small dip sample, almost half of respondents said they were now using Amazon a lot more since the outbreak of Covid-19 which is phenomenal. The survey also found 2.6% of participants had started using Amazon for the first time since the outbreak of Covid-19.

Other answers also identified some interesting results. 15.8% of participants identified themselves as not even being an Amazon user of any products or services.

Survey Results

Full survey results below. The survey ran for 24 hours on Twitter between 25th and 26th July 2020.

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UK Shoppers turn to Amazon amid Covid-19 pandemic
Amazon Covid-19 Survey Results.

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