Amazon's First Ever Prime Day Breaks Global Records, Sales Exceed Black Friday

Amazon sold more units on Prime Day than Black Friday 2014, the biggest Black Friday ever 

Worldwide order growth increased 266% over the same day last year and 18% more than Black Friday 2014

More new members tried Prime worldwide than any single day in Amazon history

Sellers on Amazon that use the Fulfillment by Amazon service enjoyed record-breaking unit sales – growing nearly 300%

Customers ordered hundreds of thousands of Amazon devices – making it the largest device sales day ever worldwide

SEATTLE, July 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Amazon today announced it sold more units on Prime Day than the biggest Black Friday ever and had more new members try Prime worldwide than any single day in Amazon history. Customers ordered 34.4 million items across Prime-eligible countries, breaking all Black Friday records with 398 items ordered per second. Prime Day was also a great savings day – members globally saved millions on deals. Customers ordered hundreds of thousands of Amazon devices – making it the largest device sales day ever worldwide.

"Thank you to the hundreds of thousands of new members who signed up on Prime Day, and our tens of millions of existing members for making our first ever Prime Day a huge success," said Greg Greeley, Vice President, Amazon Prime. "Customers worldwide ordered an astonishing 398 items per second and saved millions on Prime Day deals. Worldwide order growth increased 266% over the same day last year and 18% more than Black Friday 2014 – all in an event exclusively available to Prime members. Going into this, we weren't sure whether Prime Day would be a one-time thing or if it would become an annual event. After yesterday's results, we'll definitely be doing this again."

"Prime Day was a record-breaker globally – it surpassed all of our expectations," said Alexandre Gagnon, Country Manager for "This week has been the busiest ever for Prime signups and we saw more members shopping on on Prime Day than on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. We can't wait to do it again next year."

On Prime Day, the top 10 Canada Prime Day bestsellers were:

  • Huggies Diapers
  • Kindle
  • Instant Pot Programmable Pressure Cooker
  • Linke Apple MFI Lightning USB Cable
  • Sennheiser RS170 digital Wireless Headphones with Dynamic Bass and Surround Sound
  • Breaking Bad Complete Series Limited Edition Barrel
  • Crucial Solid State Drive
  • Phillips Bodygroom Pro with 3D Pivoting Head shaver
  • Jackery Mini Premium Ultra-Compact Aluminum Portable Charger
  • Flashpoint - The Complete Series  

Other customers' favourite Prime Day deals included a PlayStation 4 Bundle, RCA 46-inch LED Full HD TV and Bose SoundTrue Headphones, to name a few.

Prime Day was also the biggest day for sales internationally. Top sellers around the world, excluding Amazon devices, were:

  • Canada: Huggies Diapers
  • US: Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy
  • UK: Lenovo FLEX 10 10.1-inch Multimode Touchscreen Notebook
  • Spain:  SSD Drive
  • Japan: Green Smoothie mix
  • Italy: Logitech Keyboard
  • Germany: Croc Sandals
  • France: Monopoly Boardgame
  • Austria: Croc Sandals

Fun facts about Prime Day in Canada:

  • sales on Prime Day increased by nearly 400% compared to the same day in 2014
  • On Prime Day, Prime members purchased 410 times more Sennheiser headphones, and 132 times more Phillips Bodygroom Pro shavers versus the previous Wednesday
  • We sold enough photo storage hard drives that if all the photos they could store were placed end-to-end, they would equal more than 144,000 CN Towers
  • We sold enough Breaking Bad DVDs that it would take over 4 years to watch them back-to-back
  • We sold enough GoPro cameras to record over 650 hockey games from start to finish without needing to recharge
  • Members loved our 50% off all Huggies diapers deal. We sold enough Huggies to diaper every baby born this year in Canada
  • We sold enough watches to give one to every active player in the NHL, with plenty more to go around
  • We sold enough Instant Pot Pressure Cookers to make more than 55,000 servings of poutine gravy at the same time
  • Prime members purchased enough Hoover Upright Vacuums to reach the highest point of Niagara Falls more than 6 times when stacked on top of each other
  • Prime members purchased enough AeroGarden Indoor Gardens to make over 3,000 salads at the same time

Prime Day was also a success for sellers on Amazon that use the Fulfillment by Amazon service – they enjoyed the biggest day ever with record-breaking unit sales growing nearly 300% worldwide. These sellers included local retailers and businesses of all sizes. Two of the top 10 most popular deals on on Prime Day were from sellers Memory House and Jackery. Some feedback from sellers include: 

  • "Every one of our deals was 100% sold! The FBA service has been great and on #PrimeDay was huge for our business. Holiday sales volume in July. What a day!" – Mike Mitchell, COO for MMP Living
  • "Prime Day sales were off the charts. Prime Day is a perfect example of how Amazon is continuously developing new ways to delight its customers." – York Wu, CEO of Jackery
  • "People jumped on #PrimeDay ... nearly all our deals 100% claimed." – Bernie Thompson, CEO for Plugable Technologies
  • "All of our Prime Deals sold out, most within the first hour. I can see Prime Day being the new Summer Shopping Holiday." – Howard Greenspan, President of SCS Direct
  • "This first Prime Day was a GREAT day for us. We sold more than 1,700 products. All of our FBA inventory is gone. I wish we stocked more. You guys ROCK! Wow." – Kevin Ma, Manager of Distribution, NCIX
  • "Thank you to Amazon for the opportunity to participate in Prime Day. Our customers really thank you! We saw a 6x increase of our regular summer daily sales and the event definitely lived up to being bigger than Black Friday. Let's do it again next year. – Deepak Jain, Managing Director, ShopTronics

More to Prime
For Canada, a Prime membership includes unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, discounted One-Day Shipping for as low as $3.99/item, Same-Day Delivery in Toronto and Vancouver for a flat fee of $6.99 per-order and unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive with Prime Photos. For more information, visit

About Amazon opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Amazon Echo are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.


For further information: Andrew Gouveia, NATIONAL Public Relations,, 416-848-1385

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