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2022 Ecommerce Consumer Price Index - Amazon

Sports & Outdoors

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

Key Takeaways

  • Sports & outdoors product prices remain consistently low throughout the year until September, making Q4 the most expensive time to buy.
  • Prices tend to decrease around sports season start ups.

How does the price of Sports & Outdoors products on Amazon vary throughout the year?

  • Price spread: ↕ 39%
  • Most affordable day: Dec. 15
  • Least affordable day: Dec. 24
  • Most affordable quarter: Q2
  • Least affordable quarter: Q4

Which months are best for buying Sports & Outdoors products on Amazon?

Prices remain consistently low from January to August.

What are the top 5 days for buying Sports & Outdoors products on Amazon?

2 of the 5 best days for consumers to purchase sports & outdoor products online fall around the time the spring and summer sports seasons start.

  • No. 1: Dec. 15
  • No. 2: Dec. 12
  • No. 3: Mar. 22
  • No. 4: Mar. 23
  • No. 5: Feb. 4

What are the bottom 5 days for buying Sports & Outdoors products on Amazon?

Consumers should avoid purchasing the majority of their sports & outdoor products during December, especially closer to the Christmas holiday.

  • No. 1: Dec. 24
  • No. 2: Dec. 26
  • No. 3: Dec. 31
  • No. 4: Sep. 3
  • No. 5: Dec. 20

How does the price of Sports & Outdoors products change during holidays?

Retailers tend to have sports & outdoor products go on sale during holidays and events the first half of the year. Then it raises in price during holidays & events for the second half of the year.

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

Prices remain more volatile than they were last year, with more extreme increase and decrease in price. Our data doesn’t provide a window into exactly what impacts the shift in price of a given product, but price changes typically boil down to changes in at least 1 of 5 factors:

  • The average price of raw materials
  • The average price of manufacturing and labor
  • The average price of transporting and warehousing goods
  • Shortages or excesses in inventory
  • A sharp and unexpected increase or decrease in demand

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.