Is Amazon taking over the world? These charts will give you a hint

With Amazon Prime Day well underway, the e-commerce giant already looks set to beat even last year’s blockbuster sales volume.

“They’ll crush the number of items they sold on Prime Day last year,” said Gene Munster, managing partner at Loup Ventures. “We expect Amazon will sell 30 to 40 percent more items on Prime Day 2017 vs. Prime Day 2016.”

Last year, the self-created sales holiday was its biggest day ever, said Amazon, with worldwide orders rising more than 60 percent compared with the previous Prime Day. In the U.S., orders rose by more than 50 percent.