Amazon has reported, and it’s hardly surprising, that Black Friday 2016 was Amazon UK’s biggest day ever with 5.5 million items sold over a 24-hour period. That’s something like 64 sales every second. Cyber Monday was also a big day for the online retail giant. Amazon marketplace sellers are also said to have done well out of the event.
Head of Amazon UK Doug Gurr said: “Our extended Black Friday Sale event provided record savings to customers as they enjoyed twice as many deals as the previous year. Amazon Marketplace sellers saw record sales during the event as over 1,000 small British businesses offered great deals.”
“On behalf of all of us at Amazon and the many small businesses on Amazon Marketplace, we would like to thank our customers for choosing to shop with us and for once again making Black Friday our busiest day of the year. Cyber Monday 2016 was one of the busiest days we have ever seen.”
“Christmas shopping is now well under way and there’s still time to take advantage of great savings on gifts. Cyber Deals Week is on now, offering thousands of deals, including electronics, fashion, beauty and entertainment from big name brands and marketplace businesses.”