SAN ANTONIO – The Monday after Thanksgiving is known as Cyber Monday, and this year it was the single biggest shopping day in history for Amazon and small businesses.
Prime Day 2017 was the previous record holder for sales on the site.
“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.”
Cyber Monday 2017 surpassed sales for last year’s Cyber Monday by an incredible 30 percent.
“AncestryDNA was one of the top-selling products on Amazon during Cyber Monday, selling 700 percent more kits in one day than the entire holiday period last year,” said Vineet Mehra, executive vice president & chief marketing officer of Ancestry.
Whole Foods Market in the U.S. broke its all-time record of turkeys sold during the Thanksgiving season due to lower prices on turkeys and Prime members who received even deeper discounts, according to a press release.
The best-selling item for Amazon’s Cyber Monday was the Echo Dot.
Amazon has more than 100,000,000 items eligible for free shipping.