Amazon: ’23 Event Was Biggest Prime Day Ever

Amazon didn’t say how much money the company earned from its annual Prime day event earlier this week.

But company officials did call it its “biggest” Prime day event ever.

The took place on Tuesday and Wednesday and offered a variety of deals on all kinds of items, from electronics to home goods and others.

According to an Associated Press report, Amazon claimed some 375 million items were purchased worldwide by Prime members. A Prime membership costs members $14.99 per month or $139 per year and earns them various perks, such as faster shipping.

“The first day of Prime Day was the largest sales day in Amazon’s history, and Prime members saved more this year than any other Prime Day event,” Doug Herrington, an Amazon executive who oversees the company’s online and mobile shopping, said in a prepared statement.

Some outside groups also reported a bump in overall e-commerce sales during Amazon’s event. Adobe Analytics data showed U.S. online sales reached $12.7 billon on the two shopping days, up 6.1% compared to a year ago, the AP reported.