Its aim to make the global shopping day bigger than Black Friday was, it said, successful. The ecommerce site sold 34.4m products on Prime Day, with an array of items listed as the most popular bargains in different countries.While the Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy flew off the virtual shelves in the US, UK customers favoured the deal on a Lenovo Notebook. Japanese Amazon subscribers plumped for green smoothie mix, while the French were driving sales of the Monopoly board game. Canadians stocked up on Huggies nappies, and both Austria and Germany headed for Croc sandals in droves. Greg Greeley, vice-president of Amazon Prime said: “Going into this, we weren’t sure whether Prime Day would be a one-time thing or if it would become an annual event. After [the] results, we’ll definitely be doing this again.” He confirmed that worldwide order growth increased 266 per cent over the same day last year and 18 per cent more than Black Friday 2014. Those who subscribed to Amazon’s £79 a year service for unlimited next-day-delivery had access to thousands of deals on the day. While some were unimpressed with the apparent mass tupperware sale hitting the site, the retail giant kept offering new deals every ten minutes to tempt customers. Read more about Amazon:
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