AN online retail giant that employs hundreds of people from East Staffordshire has announced details of the astonishing success it had on ‘Cyber Monday’.
Amazon’s Rugeley distribution centre revealed that it was dealing with around 47 items per second with sales peaking at 9.22pm on Monday, December 2.
The popular online marketplace saw a total of more than 4.1 million items.
That meant that a delivery lorry packed with orders left the Staffordshire entre every two minutes and 10 seconds.
The number of orders placed beat the all-time sales record set on Black Friday - November 29 - when more than four million items were ordered.
Christopher North, managing director of Amazon.co.uk Ltd, said: “Customers were then out in force again yesterday, shopping for Christmas presents and generating our busiest day of sales ever.”
Last week also saw more than one million items of clothing and shoes ordered.