Alibaba’s Singles Day sales dwarf Amazon’s biggest day

JON PORTER | November 12, 2018

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The figure dwarfs the revenue taken during similar major shopping days of US retailers. Amazon’s Prime Day sale in July, the retailer’s biggest day of the year, is estimated to have generated around $4 billion in sales (although Amazon doesn’t report exact numbers), selling 100 million items across the 17 countries. Meanwhile the Black Friday weekend is estimated to have generated a total of $14.05 billion in online sales for 4,500 US retail websites over the course of four days, with $6.59 billion of those sales taking place as part of Cyber Monday. The figure dwarfs the revenue taken during similar major shopping days of US retailers. Amazon’s Prime Day sale in July, the retailer’s biggest day of the year, is estimated to have generated around $4 billion in sales (although Amazon doesn’t report exact numbers), selling 100 million items across the 17 countries. Meanwhile the Black Friday weekend is estimated to have generated a total of $14.05 billion in online sales for 4,500 US retail websites over the course of four days, with $6.59 billion of those sales taking place as part of Cyber Monday.

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