Black Friday and Cyber Monday are starting to get more and more irrelevant, at least in Amazon’s eyes. The e-tail king gloated that it sold more this week during Prime Day than both of those holiday classics combined. To the qualm of its warehouse workers, Amazon shuffled more than 175 million items on Monday and Tuesday, many of which were first-party products such as the Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick.
Members worldwide saved more than one billion dollars throughout Prime Day. This year’s event was also the fastest ever, thanks to new shipping options such as Prime Free One-Day, Prime Free Same-Day, and Prime Now worldwide.
“We want to thank Prime members all around the world,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. “Members purchased millions of Alexa-enabled devices, received tens of millions of dollars in savings by shopping from Whole Foods Market and bought more than $2 billion of products from independent small and medium-sized businesses. Huge thank you to Amazonians everywhere who made this day possible for customers.”