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

23,000 Roombas purchased

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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."



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