Amazon says Echo Dot, Lego and iRobot among the Prime Day best sellers

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Amazon.com Inc. has wrapped up its Prime Day event for 2020, and says its own Echo Dot device, the Lego Star Wars Stormtrooper Helmet and the iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuum were among the best sellers. Prime Day took place on Oct. 13 and Oct. 14 across 19 countries. India’s Prime Day took place in August. Amazon did not provide a final sales tally, which it often does not, but said third-party sellers, which includes small- and medium sized businesses, saw sales that surpassed $3.5 billion, up 60% from last year. Big selling categories include home, arts & crafts, electronics and nutrition and wellness. And the fastest delivery was in 29 minutes and 54 seconds. More customers opted for a pickup from an Amazon Hub location or an Amazon Locker with cities like New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles seeing the most activity as of the end of Oct. 13. Amazon stock is down 1.8% in Thursday trading, but up nearly 79% for the year to date. The benchmark S&P 500 index has gained 7% for 2020 so far.
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