Amazon: Prime Day Sales Surpassed Cyber Monday, Black Friday, Previous Prime Day

Amazon said in a statement: "On a day (and a half) with more than one million deals worldwide offered exclusively to Prime members, sales this Prime Day surpassed Cyber Monday, Black Friday and the previous Prime Day, when comparing 36-hour periods, making this once again the biggest shopping event in Amazon history.

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Prime members worldwide purchased more than 100 million products during this year's Prime Day event. Best-sellers worldwide were the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote and Echo Dot - making this, with 12-hour early access to device deals, the biggest event ever for Amazon devices.

For the first time, U.S. Prime members celebrated Prime Day with a week of savings at Whole Foods Market. Members saved millions of dollars at Whole Foods Market with Prime Day deals, of which the best-selling deal was organic strawberries. Small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon far exceeded $1 billion in sales this Prime Day." Global Highlights from Prime Day 2018: A record number of Prime members shopped across 17 countries.

Amazon welcomed more new Prime members on July 16 than any previous day in Amazon history. Customers purchased millions of Fire TV devices on Amazon globally during Prime Day. Prime Day was the biggest event ever for Echo devices with screens, Echo Show and Echo Spot. Prime Day was the best event ever for Amazon devices for kids, including Echo Dot Kids Edition, Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet, and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet. July 16 was the best day ever for Fire TV devices and Kindle e-readers on Amazon globally.

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Carl Schwartz 6 months ago Member's comment

A lot of companies offered their own special sales days to compete with Amazon. How did they do by comparison?

Barry Hochhauser 6 months ago Member's comment

I'm shocked. I didn't see a single Amazon deal I liked.