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(Reuters)-Amazon.com Inc said Tuesday that independent companies selling on its platform had worldwide sales of more than $ 4.8 billion from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, up more than 60% year-on-year. Told.
Amazon said it was the first indicator of performance on peak online shopping days this year, with more than 71,000 small businesses worldwide surpassing $ 100,000 in sales so far this holiday season.
However, the Seattle-based company just said that the entire holiday season was the largest ever, and didn’t reveal a breakdown of US sales over the weekend or its own sales, nor about either of the two big shopping days. did.
According to the latest industry estimates, Cyber Monday is the largest online shopping day in history for the United States on the course, and the COVID-19 pandemic has allowed consumers to stay home and use the Internet for their holiday shopping needs. , Won up to $ 11.4 billion.
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Despite nearly two months of offers, Amazon has performed well since it hosted a Prime Day sales event in October. Retailers are trying to regain the business lost in the closure of malls and stores due to this year’s coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Ottawa-based Shopify Inc said Tuesday’s Thanksgiving weekend sales were up 76% to $ 5.1 billion, surpassing the previous record of $ 2.9 billion by Saturday night. It was.
“Record sales … show the power of an independent direct consumer business,” said Harley Finkelstein, president of Shopify.
Adobe Analytics estimates that this year’s conclusions on Thanksgiving weekend sales will be between $ 10.8 billion and $ 11.4 billion.
That’s down from the previous estimate of $ 12.7 billion, but it’s still easy with this year’s Black Friday figure of $ 9 billion, the strongest online sales ever, and last year’s Cyber Monday totaling $ 9.4 billion. It exceeds.
Report by Aakriti Bhalla and Patrick Graham in Bangalore. Additional report by Praveen Paramasivam. Edited by Shounak Dasgupta and Arun Koyyur