A Cyber Week is what happend in the UK in 2016. The Black Friday offers got spread between Monday before Black Friday until Cyber Monday. This whole week of deals is called Cyber Week in most of Europe. In the UK, it’s an uncommon term. Amazon called last year’s Black Friday sale Cyber Deals Week and a lot of the other British retailers extended their Black Friday sale period to mid-November.
Until now, nobody knows what will happen during Cyber Week 2018. Will some UK retailers call their “week of deals” Cyber Week? We think not. UK retailers will most likely stick to their terminology of Black Friday Week or pre Black Friday sale because they will start with their offers before Monday of Cyber Week. Most likely sometimes after Singles’ Day. Why not on Singles’ Day you ask? Because Singles’ Day is on 11 November, the same date as Armistice Day which symbolizes the end of World War I. Altough it’s not a public holiday, it’s still a very important day for some Britains. Retailers fear bad press if they would start their weeks of deals on Armistice Day.
Are there Cyber Week deals in the UK?
Of course there are! Most UK Black Friday deals are valid from mid-November until Cyber Monday (this year: 26 November 2018). So they are valid during Cyber Week, too. We believe that we will see the best offers on Black Friday itself (23 November 2018). But keep your eyes peeled during the Cyber Week and on Cyber Monday, too, there might be just the right offer for you.
There’s only one major retailer doing a “real” Cyber Week: Amazon UK. During their event called “Cyber Deals Week” Amazon has so called “Lightning Deals”. These offers are valid during a very short timeframe only and usually in low stock. Amazon Prime customers have access to these offers 30 minutes in advance. That’s why the best deals are already sold out before the public even sees them. In 2017 was the first year Amazon launched their Black Friday offers even earlier. There were special offers on Kindle, Fire Tablet, Amazon Echo or the Fire TV Stick as early as 15 November.
Deals you can order from China during the Cyber Week
Some online shops are participating in every shopping event. Most of them are from China. There are more known examples like AliExpress, Wish or Gearbest but there is also Dresslily, Lightinthebox, Gamiss, .. and a lot more. You can order from these shops. Free delivery to the UK! But beware, if your order is above £15 there might be additional cost for VAT, Royal Mail handling charges and customs.
We suggest you only order below £15, then you are save. Delivery from these shops takes about 2-6 weeks. And in a lot of cases, the offers are unbeatable cheap. Just visit our homepage and we’ll publish the best China shop deals on Black Friday and during the Cyber Week, too.