Amazon’s e-commerce business perked up in the three months to June, after months of lacklustre spending amidst a wider, sluggish economy.

The uptick follows a push by boss Andy Jassy to make the online shopping giant’s delivery network run faster and more smoothly, the firm said.

It helped to drive overall sales up 11% year-on-year to a better-than-expected $134.4bn (£105.4bn).

Amazon’s July Prime Day was its biggest ever, with 375 million items purchased.

The company surpassed analyst expectations, with quarterly profits of $6.7bn (£5.2bn), up from a $2bn loss a year earlier. That was the firm’s biggest profit in more than a year.

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