Seattle – Amazon experienced a record-breaking kick-off to the holiday shopping season over the five days between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday.
In the U.S., the top five categories were home, fashion, toys, beauty and Amazon devices. Customers also supported small businesses over the extended weekend, generating more than $1 billion in sales for small businesses in the U.S.
In line with previous years, Amazon did not share any hard numbers. The e-commerce giant said that consumers purchases a record number of products during the five-day period.
To keep the business humming, Amazon is temporarily extending its standard returns window ntil January 31, 2023 for most items purchased from October 11, 2022 through December 25, 2022 in the U.S. That includes shipped by seller or fulfilled by Amazon items.
“Customers shopped millions of deals this weekend and we have many more amazing deals to come,” said Doug Herrington, CEO, WW Amazon Stores.
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