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With Amazon stating "Cyber Monday once again becomes the single biggest shopping day in the company’s history with the most products ordered worldwide", including "a record number of Amazon devices globally this holiday weekend", Amazon has proven amazing yet again.

Amazon has announced that "Cyber Monday was once again the single biggest shopping day in the company’s history with more products ordered worldwide than any other day".

"Black Friday also broke records this year; customers worldwide ordered millions more products on Black Friday this year than they did in 2017 on the same day.

"In fact, Amazon customers worldwide ordered more than 18 million toys and more than 13 million fashion items on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, combined."

Jeff Wilke, Amazon's chief executive of Worldwide Consumer, said: "Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue to break records on Amazon year over year, which tells us that customers love shopping for deals to kick off the holiday shopping season.

“With curated gift guides, convenient shopping experiences, incredible product selection, and free shipping on millions of items, Amazon offers customers tremendous value – sure to deliver smiles all season long.”

Black Friday/Cyber Monday highlights:

  • The best-selling products on Amazon.com.au on Black Friday and Cyber Monday included the Echo Dot, Nintendo Switch, and Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) wireless Bluetooth headphones.
  • The best-selling video game on Amazon.com.au on Cyber Monday was Marvel’s Spider Man.
  • The best-selling product outside of video games on Cyber Monday was Finish All in 1 Max Dishwasher Tablet (94 pack).
  • Sales by small and medium-sized businesses worldwide grew more than 20 percent on Black Friday year-over-year.
  • Customers ordered more than four million toys and electronics on the mobile app on Black Friday.

Give the gift of Amazon devices

  • Shoppers on Amazon purchased a record number of Amazon devices globally this holiday weekend, with millions of devices sold worldwide.
  • Biggest holiday shopping weekend ever for Echo devices, with millions sold worldwide – all-new Echo Dot was the #1 selling product on Amazon globally, from any manufacturer, in any category.
  • Fire TV continues to be the #1 streaming media player family in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan, across all retailers.
  • Millions of Kindle devices purchased worldwide this holiday shopping weekend.

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Alex Zaharov-Reutt

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