Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) on Wednesday said this year’s Prime Day was its biggest global shopping event in the Company’s history.
The e-commerce giant said Prime member purchased more than 100 Million products in a 36-hour period, even though Amazon’s website suffered technical glitches at the start of Prime Day on Monday, preventin some members from shopping in the first hour of Prime Day in the U.S.
This is the first Prime Day since Amazon acquired the grocery retailer Whole Foods.
The Company said the best-sellers worldwide were the Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot. There are a series of records were set during 2018’s Prime Day. Prime members shopped across a record number of 17 countries. Members in Australia, Singapore, the Netherlands and Luxembourg joined Prime Day for the first time. The Company attracted more new members on July 16 than any days in Amazon’s history.
"Prime Day offers us a unique opportunity to thank Prime members with our best deals," said Jeff Wilke, CEO Worldwide Consumer, Amazon. "Extending Prime Day to a day and a half this year allowed us to further reward members with unbeatable deals, access to exclusive new products and unforgettable experiences that highlight the many benefits of a Prime membership. All of this was made possible because of our many valued associates around the world – the global team that continues to make Prime Day bigger and better."
Amazon shares are trading near its record high above USD 1,800 per share. The stock was up more than 50% this year.