Small businesses and sellers on Amazon offering deals to Prime
members saw orders nearly triple year-over-year on Prime Day – both
worldwide and in the U.S.
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ:AMZN) – The second annual Prime Day was the biggest day ever for
Amazon. Amazon today announced customer orders surpassed Prime Day 2015
by more than 60% worldwide and more than 50% in the U.S. It was also the
biggest day ever for Amazon devices globally and record Prime Day for
each Amazon device category including Fire TV, Fire tablets, Kindle
e-readers and Alexa-enabled devices. Prime Day was a great savings day
too – members globally saved more than double on deals over Prime Day
“Prime itself is the best deal in the history of shopping, and Prime Day
was created as a special benefit exclusively for our Prime members,”
said Greg Greeley, Vice President, Amazon Prime. “We want to thank our
tens of millions of members around the world for making this the biggest
day in the history of Amazon. We hope you had as
much fun as we did. After yesterday’s results, we’ll definitely be
doing this again.”
Prime Day 2016 highlights globally:
Sold over 2.5x more Amazon Fire TV devices compared to Prime Day last
year – Fire TV Stick was the best-selling Amazon device.
More than two million toys and more than one million pairs of shoes
were purchased by customers on Prime Day 2016.
- More than 90,000 TVs were purchased on Prime Day 2016.
- Hundreds of thousands of Kindle e-readers sold on Prime Day.
Prime member orders on the Amazon app surpassed Prime Day 2015 mobile
app orders by more than 2x.
More than a million customers used the Amazon app for the first time
on Prime Day to shop and to watch-a-deal.
The Prime Photos sweepstakes had two million submissions worldwide
during the lead-up to Prime Day, the winner will be randomly selected
on or about July 14.
Prime Day 2016 highlights from the U.S.:
- Amazon devices were up over 3x compared to Prime Day last year.
Biggest day ever for Amazon Echo – up over 2.5x compared to previous
The most popular Amazon Dash Button brands purchased on Prime Day were
Cascade, Charmin and Tide.
Members purchased over 215,000 Instant Pot 7-in-1 Multi-Functional
- Members purchased over 200,000 headphones.
- Members purchased over 24,000 Double Hammocks by Vivere.
- Members purchased over 23,000 iRobot Roomba 614 Vacuum Cleaning Robots.
- Members purchased over 14,000 Lenovo laptops.
Members purchased on average one Alexa-exclusive deal per second
during Prime Day using their voice.
Prime members had exclusive access to deals on top rated TV series and
blockbuster movies to rent or purchase and instantly stream on the
Amazon Video app on TVs, mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV
Stick, and Fire tablets, or online – the top three Prime Day deal
titles purchased or rented were: Deadpool, Kung Fu Panda 3 and
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.
Customers saved over $1 million on Kindle Unlimited memberships on
Prime Day and the Prime Day Lead-up Deal on July 5.
The most selected Audible audiobook on Prime Day was A Game of
Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1.
Fire TV Stick was Amazon’s best-selling device globally. Other top
sellers around the world, excluding Amazon devices were:
- U.S.: Instant Pot 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker
UK: Oral-B Pro 6000 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth
Connectivity and Smart Series
- Spain: SanDisk USB memory stick
- Japan: Calbee Breakfast Cereal 800 grams
- Italy: Lexar JumpDrive
- Germany and Austria: Tefal Jamie Oliver Frying Pan
- France and Belgium: Game of Thrones DVD – season 1 to 4
- Canada: Sennheiser HD 598 Special-Edition Over-Ear Headphones
Prime Day was another record-breaking success for the sellers and small
businesses worldwide participating in the event. Small businesses and
sellers on Amazon offering deals to Prime members saw orders nearly
triple year-over-year on Prime Day – both worldwide and in the U.S.
Feedback from sellers includes:
“On Prime Day we had one of the largest sales days in our company’s
108 year history. Prime Day is a win for sellers and customers.” –
Larry Frankel, Director of Business Development, Huppins/OneCall
“Prime Day was our biggest day of the year! We more than quadrupled
the number of sales from our previous biggest sales day.” – Emily
Wilcox, Founder, Fayebeline
“We offered customers our best products at great deals and they
responded in a big way. Prime Day helped us reach our highest sales
day ever.” – Dovi Brafman, CEO of Sharkk
“On Prime Day we offered customers a great deal for the Nikon D3300
camera and the deal sold out within the first hour!” – Elazar Klein,
Merchandising Director, Ritz Camera
“We are absolutely thrilled. Gaining access to millions of Prime
members on Prime Day was a huge win for us.” – Brian Buccella, Vice
President of Marketing at Segway
“Prime Day introduced Cielo to countless new customers and increased
my daily sales 1000% in a single day!” – Christine Boerner, Founder,
Cielo Pill Holders
“On Prime Day this year Etekcity experienced unprecedented growth not
just in the U.S. but globally through Fulfillment by Amazon.” – James
Li, Director of Marketing, Etekcity
“Amazon gives small businesses an amazing opportunity to get in front
of a new audience with Prime Day. Prime Day was our biggest sales day
of the year!” – Bridget Hilton, founder, LSTN Sound Co.
More to Prime
Tens of millions of Prime members around the world enjoy the many
benefits of Prime. In the U.S., that includes unlimited Free Two-Day
Shipping on more than 30 million items across all categories, unlimited
Free Same-Day Delivery on more than a million items in 27 metro areas
and one and two-hour delivery with Prime Now on tens of thousands of
items available in more than 25 metro areas. In addition to fast, free
shipping, members have access to unlimited streaming of tens of
thousands of movies and TV episodes with Prime Video, more than one
million songs and thousands of curated playlists and stations with Prime
Music, early access to select Lightning Deals all year long, free secure
unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos and one free pre-released book
a month with Kindle First.
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than
competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational
excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping,
personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle
Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa
are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more
information, visit amazon.com/about.