Prime day sales break records

Amazon said that worldwide, prime members bought more than 250 million items on this year's prime day.
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NEW YORK (CNN) – Sales on Amazon prime day shattered records this year, turning out to be the biggest two-day sales period for third-party sellers in Amazon’s history.

The impressive numbers coming despite the fact that some sellers had said they weren’t planning to offer deals this year.

Amazon said that overall, third party merchants sold more than Amazon itself.

The E-commerce giant said prime members worldwide bought more than 250 million items on prime day.

Some of the best selling items were robotic vacuums, coffee makers, and Crest white strips.

According to Adobe analytics, overall online spending during that two day period was upwards of $11 billion.

That’s a 6.1% increase compared to last year’s prime day in October.

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