Chaotic photos show what it looks like when Alibaba sells $38 billion worth of merchandise on China's biggest shopping holiday and breaks records
- Alibaba says it has raked in more than $38 billion in Singles Day sales, making it the biggest shopping holiday in China.
- The retailer smashed Amazon Prime Day records, which brought in $5.8 billion in sales this year according to estimates.
- As the record-breaking shopping extravaganza winds to a close, photos are emerging that show the aftermath of intense shipping demands.
- E-commerce companies reportedly pulled all-nighters to keep up with orders placed on November 11, and high-speed trains are being used to deliver packages.
- Photos show crowded logistics bases overflowing with packages as workers begin to send out packages.
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Alibaba has reportedly surpassed more than $38 billion in sales as of Monday evening, and photos are beginning to emerge that show the intense aftermath of the world's largest 24-hour shopping event.
In the first hour alone, the retailer brought in an estimated $13 billion in sales.The Chinese online retailer has already surpassed Amazon Prime Day's record and then some.
Though Amazon has not released official sales numbers, the retailer took in an estimated $5.8 billion during Amazon Prime Day 2019 according to analysts.
While Alibaba's annual online shopping event is comparable to Black Friday or Cyber Monday in the US, the retailer consistently brings in more money than other worldwide
As Alibaba's record-breaking shopping day winds to a close, workers have reportedly been working around the clock to keep up with intense e-commerce and shipping demands. The retailer is reportedly using high-speed trains to keep up with deliveries, and workers in e-commerce facilities worked overnight to keep up with demand.
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