It was a record-setting Cyber Monday for Amazon
The day after Cyber Monday, Amazon had an announcement: The online shopping day was the biggest shopping day in its history, based on the number of items ordered worldwide. Amazon didn’t announce any specific sales numbers.
The Seattle-based retail behemoth also said it delivered millions of grocery items to Prime members in the U.S. through the five days between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday. Best sellers from Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market delivery included Honeycrisp apples, lemons and avocados. In addition, Amazon said Whole Foods Market broke its all-time record of turkeys sold during the Thanksgiving season for the third year in a row.
“We’re focused on making this holiday season more convenient than ever for our customers, especially given how short this holiday shopping season will be,” said Jeff Wilke, CEO of Amazon’s Worldwide Consumer. “We are thrilled that customers continue to come to Amazon in record numbers to discover what they need and want for the holidays. Thank you to our customers and employees all around the world for making this holiday shopping weekend the best yet.”
Amazon said customers around the world shopped at record levels across a wide selection, with hundreds of millions of products ordered worldwide between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday alone. Customers purchased millions more Amazon devices compared to the same period last year in Amazon’s stores globally and the best-selling items were Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote.