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Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon

The subcontractor responsible for shipping and delivery services to Israel on behalf of Amazon says the sales giant called to warn Gaash Customs Clearing and International Forwarding Service there would be a “substantial” increase in the number of deliveries to Israel.

“Amazon notified us to be ready to receive a large quantity of parcels,” Gaash founder and CEO Ronen Simgi told the Globes business news site.

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“They asked me what our capacity for receiving packages was, and I answered that it was unlimited…. Israelis ordered 50,000 packages in the free delivery deal just in the past few days,” Simgi said. “It’s madness. It’s an increase in purchases beyond the ordinary quantities, and especially big packages are arriving.”

And that’s without having to deal with a Prime Day event.

Earlier this month, Amazon held its annual “Prime Day” in the United States, offering special deals to consumers for a 36-hour period. It was a huge success, with more than 100 million products solds within a 36-hour period.

The returns from that event pushed Amazon founder and owner Jeff Bezos into the Number One spot as the wealthiest person in the world.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.