Amazon Prime Day Record Over 300 Million Sales

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According to Amazon, the retail giant recorded its biggest Prime Day, with Prime members buying more than 300 million items worldwide.

Amazon Prime Day is a now-annual savings bonanza available to members of Amazon’s Prime service. It started in 2015 as a celebration of Amazon’s 20th anniversary.

The event took place between July 12 and 13. Prime members purchased more than 100,000 items per minute worldwide for the two-day event. Top-selling categories include Amazon Devices, Consumer Electronics, and Home.

With more than 300 million sales, Prime members were able to save about US$1.7 billion on commodities purchased during that period.

The event also marked the biggest Prime Day event for Amazon’s selling partners with Prime members spending more than $3 billion on more than 100 million small business items included in the Support Small Businesses to Win Big competition.

Global Prime members shipped most of their merchandise between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday, July 12, while U.S. members did most of their purchases between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. PT on Wednesday, July 13.

“Prime Day is a celebration of our Prime members who look forward to this event every year, and we’re thrilled to have delivered incredible savings to them once again. This special event is made possible because of the support of our employees, vendors, and sellers, and I want to give a big thank you to all of them for making this a Prime Day to remember,” said Doug Herrington, CEO of Amazon Worldwide Stores.

The sources for this piece include an article in ZDNet.


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