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 home improvement category. The result is a comprehensive look at how the prices of home improvement products vary over the course of a typical year following the pandemic.

Key Takeaways

  • Home improvement product prices remain consistently around $80 for most of the year.
  • For consumers interested in purchasing home improvement products, the most affordable time to buy is in Q4, specifically at the end of November and beginning of December.

How does the price of home improvement products on Amazon vary throughout the year?

  • Price spread: ↕ 14%
  • Most affordable day: Dec. 11
  • Least affordable day: Jan. 4
  • Most affordable quarter: Q4
  • Least affordable quarter: Q2

Which months are best for buying home improvement products?

Most may think summer is the best time to start on the new deck or remodel their dream kitchen. Unfortunately, prices tend to increase from February to July. The best month to buy home improvement products online is actually December.

What are the top 5 days for buying home improvement products on Amazon?

Winter claims the most affordable days to purchase home improvement products. The top 5 days to shop fell in the last week of November to the third week of December — just in time to buy dad that new power drill.

  • No. 1: Dec. 11
  • No. 2: Dec. 18
  • No. 3: Dec. 17
  • No. 4: Dec. 12
  • No. 5: Nov. 27

What are the bottom 5 days for buying home improvement products on Amazon?

While winter may be the best time to buy, the opposite is true of summer. Prices for home improvement products can increase over 5% during this time.

  • No. 1: Jan. 4
  • No. 2: Jul. 14
  • No. 3: Jun. 22
  • No. 4: Jul. 12
  • No. 5: May 19

How does the price of home improvements products change during holidays?

Here’s how prices during prominent holidays compare to the average day in the home improvement category.

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

Like 2022, prices have changed rapidly, increasing and decreasing almost daily. Unlike 2022 though, prices this year are, on average, more expensive and remained that way so far.

Methodology

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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