Amazon seems to be the I’m a Celebrity of the retail world in that they can’t stay out of the news. The retail group have made multiple headlines this week due to their alleged employment violations, drone testing and their massive financial success over Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Amazon’s Best ever day
On “Cyber Monday”, the peak online shopping day before Christmas, Amazon UK sold 47 items per second racking up 4.1 million sales. Their most successful shopping day every peaked at 9.22pm with Kindles topping the best selling lists as well as one million clothing sales over the previous week, a long way from their humble book-selling origins. To meet this massive demand one lorry had to leave each of Amazon’s eight fulfilment centres every two minutes.