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Amazon Prime day sale earns over $500 mn in a 30-hour event

Customers had to join Amazon Prime to get discounts during the 30-hour event

Reuters 

Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday its Prime Day sale was on track to be the biggest shopping event in its history by sales. The world's largest online retailer said customers ordered more than three times as many Echo-family speakers than during Prime Day 2016, which at the time broke records for Amazon devices. Third-party sellers sold over 50 percent more items on the site by noon local time (1900 GMT) than in the same timeframe last year, Amazon said in a statement. The company has not disclosed sales figures, overall or for the Echo. Analysts estimated last ...

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 08:24 IST
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