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Amazon Says Cyber Monday Was the Biggest Shopping Day in Company History

(Bloomberg) -- Amazon saw its biggest shopping day in history on Cyber Monday, with the most products ordered worldwide than any other day.

  • On five days starting with Thanksgiving and continuing through Cyber Monday customers purchased millions more products compared to the same period last year
  • Amazon customers ordered more than 18 million toys, 13 million fashion items on Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined
  • Company says sales by small and medium-sized businesses worldwide grew more than 20 percent year over year on Black Friday
  • New Echo Dot Alexa device was the top selling product on Amazon globally, in any category, over the holiday weekend
  • Whole Foods Market broke its all-time record of turkeys sold during Thanksgiving season
  • NOTE: Nov. 26, Surge in Online Holiday Sales May Bring a February Hangover

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