2022 Ecommerce Consumer Price Index – Amazon

Pattern Data Science

September 1, 2023

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To understand and find pricing patterns in 2022, we analyzed the price of the most popular products in every category on Amazon during every day of the 2022 calendar year, including the electronics category. The result is a comprehensive look at how the prices of electronics products vary over the course of a typical year following the pandemic.

Key Takeaways

  • Even though electronic products are typically priced higher than other categories of products, their price spread tends to be small over the course of a typical year.
  • The best deals for electronic products are, of course, during the holiday season.

How does the price of electronics on Amazon vary throughout the year?

  • Price spread: ↕ 34%
  • Most affordable day: Mar. 13
  • Least affordable day: Dec. 24
  • Most affordable quarter: Q3
  • Least affordable quarter: Q4

Which months are best for buying electronics on Amazon?

Looking at a month by month comparison, the best time to purchase electronic products is between February and September.

What are the top 5 days for buying electronics on Amazon?

In a typical year, March holds the top 5 days for purchasing electronic products on Amazon. The prices in March can decrease by 3% compared to the average

  • No. 1: Mar. 13
  • No. 2: Mar. 27
  • No. 3: Mar. 19
  • No. 4: Mar. 20
  • No. 5: Mar. 5

What are the bottom 5 days for buying electronics on Amazon?

It’s better to purchase electronic products throughout the year and to avoid major holiday seasons, specifically the end of November and December, when the top 5 highest priced days for electronic products on Amazon fall.

  • No. 1: Dec. 24
  • No. 2: Dec. 27
  • No. 3: Nov. 24
  • No. 4: Nov. 6
  • No. 5: Nov. 23

How does the price of electronic products change during holidays?

There are some great deals for electronic products around holidays including St. Patrick’s Day and both Prime Days.

How is inflation impacting prices on Amazon so far in 2023?

Looking at our 2023 pricing data so far, prices have remained low for Q1, and increased slightly near the beginning of the Q2.


Pattern analyzed the prices of more than 714,000 of the most popular products in every category in the U.S. Amazon marketplace for all 365 days of the 2022 calendar year. Products only qualified for the index if they were one of the three most popular products in their category during the year. Percent change in product price represents the variability of the price of each product each day of the year against its average price for that same year.

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