Amazon Prime Day Sales Were Up 60%, and Robot Vacuum Cleaners Sold Like Crazy

23,000 Roombas purchased

If you are tired of hearing about Amazon Prime Day, well, put your hands over your ears because there are more on the way.

The e-retail giant's self-created holiday Tuesday generated 60 percent more sales globally than its inaugural Amazon Prime Day in 2015. In the U.S., year-over-year sales were up 50 percent, according to the Seattle-based company.

What's more, consider how successful a day it was for robots alone: Amazon Prime members purchased more than 23,000 iRobot Roombas, the autonomous robotic vacuum cleaners.

So, it's not surprising that Greg Greeley, vp of Amazon Prime, said in a statement Wednesday morning, "After yesterday's results, we'll definitely be doing this again."

Here are some of the highlights Amazon provided:

  • Globally, more than 2 million toys and more than 1 million pairs of shoes were bought.
  • More than 90,000 TVs were scooped up worldwide.
  • More than 1 million international customers used the Amazon app for the first time.
  • In the U.S., it was Amazon Echo's biggest day yet, beating the previous best performance by two-and-a-half times in terms of sales.
  • Cascade, Charmin and Tide were the most popular branded Amazon Dash button brands.
  • More than 14,000 Lenovo laptops were sold.

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