Amazon just had its biggest sales day ever
On the heels of record sales for all retailers over the Black Friday weekend, Cyber Monday was the biggest shopping day ever for Amazon.com.
The company already had announced Tuesday that it had sold record numbers of Amazon smart devices on Cyber Monday.
“Amazon customers shopped at record levels during the Turkey 5, ordering hundreds of millions of products from toys to fashion to electronics and Amazon devices,” stated Jeff Wilke, CEO Worldwide Consumer. “Customers ordered nearly 140 million items from small businesses alone and this is just the beginning of the holiday season. We’ll continue to offer incredible deals and a vast selection of unique products, with fast and free shipping options all season long, and every day.”
The retailer also said that orders from the Amazon App on Cyber Monday had increased more than 50 percent worldwide, compared to last year.
That correlates to the other online shopping trends reported by Adobe, which found a similar increase in mobile shopping this year. On Black Friday, Adobe reported smartphones accounted for 44.6 percent of visits and 26 percent of revenue for online retailers, working out to just under $2 billion in sales. On Cyber Monday, purchases made on smartphones broke records with $2 billion in sales.