Retail giant records biggest global sales of all time
Amazon has announced that Cyber Monday was the single biggest shopping day in the company’s history with more products ordered worldwide than any other day.
Additionally, the Turkey 5, those five popular shopping days starting with Thanksgiving and continuing through Cyber Monday, broke records as customers in the U.S. purchased millions more products over the five day period vs. the same period last year.
In fact, Amazon customers worldwide ordered more than 18 million toys and more than 13 million fashion items on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, combined.
Jeff Wilke, CEO Worldwide Consumer, Amazon, said: “Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue to break records on Amazon year over year, which tells us that customers love shopping for deals to kick off the holiday shopping season.
“With curated gift guides, convenient shopping experiences, incredible product selection, and free shipping with no minimum purchase amount, Amazon offers customers tremendous value—sure to deliver smiles all season long.”
The results also indicate a growing trend of end-to-end logistics and e-commerce.
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