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Amazon Prime Day sales up 30% for third-party merchants

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 05:50

Amazon created Prime Day last year, but some shoppers were disappointed that inventory ran out quickly and the company offered deals on obscure items such as shoe horns and food containers. This year, the company offered more deals and deeper inventory.


AMAZON.COM Inc said Prime Day sales from third-party merchants surged 30 per cent compared with a year earlier, fuelled largely by international demand.

While US sales appeared to start slowly on Tuesday, hampered by technical

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