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Amazon says sellers racked up $4.8 billion in global sales over holiday weekend

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru, India. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday independent businesses selling on its platform crossed $4.8 billion in worldwide sales from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, an increase of more than 60% from a year earlier.

More than 71,000 small- and medium-sized businesses worldwide have surpassed $100,000 in sales this holiday season to date, Amazon said. (bit.ly/2JePBBn)

Reporting by Aakriti Bhalla in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta

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