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.

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