Amazon delivered over 10 million items to alternative delivery locations in countries around the world this holiday season.
The alternative delivery locations included Amazon Locker or Counter location, including Amazon physical retail stores like Amazon 4-star and Amazon Books.
This year, more than half of sales from Black Friday through Cyber Monday were from independent selling partners, most of which are small and medium-sized businesses.
“We were delighted to see how many customers shopped deals from small businesses selling on Amazon, as well as using the Small Business Gift Finder. This year more than half of sales from Black Friday through Cyber Monday worldwide were from independent selling partners, most of which are small and medium-sized businesses. It was also great to see customers using AmazonSmile so that when they shop, Amazon gives to the charity of their choice. This makes Black Friday good for small businesses, good for charities and good for customers who are getting ready for Christmas,” said John Boumphrey, Amazon.co.uk Country Manager.