Amazon Merchants Sell One Billion Items Worldwide this Holiday

Posted December 27, 2017

And more than 1,400 electronics products were ordered per second on a mobile device this holiday season. More than 4 million started a Prime trial or paid membership in just one hectic week of holiday shopping.

Amazon didn't disclose the exact number of Alexa-enabled hardware sold, but said the Echo Dot and Fire TV stick were its best-selling products from any manufacturer over the holiday season. "Thank you to the millions of customers and hundreds of thousands of Amazon employees all around the world who made this holiday better than ever before".

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Amazon's Fire TV Stick was the top-selling line of streaming-media players in the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Japan on the site, with the site selling twice as many Fire TV Sticks this year vs. last year's holiday season.

Across North America and the Europe, associates at 10 fulfillment centers picked, packed, and shipped more than one million customer packages in a single day. "We look forward to another great year ahead". Compared to last year's holiday season, Amazon sold "millions more" Amazon devices during this year's holiday season. According to Amazon, millions of Prime members voiced shopped with Alexa for gifts, Amazon devices, and everyday household items. The company's much-touted Alexa was used much more this holiday season for a variety of tasks. The East Coast of the US requested holiday music from Alexa 250% more than the West Coast did.

The recipe for chocolate chip cookies was the most requested recipe this holiday season.

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Four times the amount of music was streamed over Alexa during the holiday season on a year-over-year basis.

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