In a year that's been anything but ordinary, Amazon on Tuesday said it still managed to have its "biggest holiday season to date," though the company didn't share overall numbers to demonstrate just how big it was.
Amazon said in a blog post that independent businesses selling on the platform are "seeing record demand from customers so far this holiday season in the U.S. and around the world." These businesses surpassed $4.8 billion in global sales from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, an increase of more than 60% compared with last year, Amazon said.
The e-commerce giant offered a slew of deals for the, on everything from to (and some of the deals ). Amazon said a record number of customers have been shopping early and supporting small- and medium-size businesses. Amazon's new has been a top seller, the company said, as well as its and SharkNinja's Shark IQ Robot Self-Empty Robotic , among other items.