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Echo Dot tops Amazon's holiday sales season

Echo Dot tops Amazon's holiday sales season”

Amazon on Tuesday said this year marked its "biggest holiday season" yet with record level sales.

It looks like a lot of people tried out Amazon's Alexa on Christmas. As one quick example, Amazon notes that customers ordered more than 1,400 electronic products per second via mobile devices during the recent holiday shopping season. Prime ($99 per year in the U.S.) offers free shipping on millions of items, as well as access to Prime Video and Prime Music and other perks.

This combined with the fact that Amazon is the largest retailer in the world, makes being blacklisted a negative impact on sales even for a company of Google's size.

As many investors had expected, Amazon.com, Inc.

In its press release Amazon said it sold "tens of millions" Alexa-enabled devices around the world, although it didn't give more specific figures. "More than one billion items were ordered from small businesses and entrepreneurs worldwide this season - and over just five days, from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, almost 140 million items were ordered from small businesses and entrepreneurs".

As to which products moved the needle, Amazon's Echo Dot and the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote were the best selling products across every category, an impressive feat to say the least.

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"Since Day One we have obsessed over what we believe our customers care about-incredible deals and low prices, fast and free shipping, and a wide selection of top products-and we continue to provide all three, all the time".

Echo Dot, Echo Spot and Echo Buttons all sold out.

Amazon App shopping rose 70% in this holiday season.

The most requested song from Alexa during the holidays was "Jingle Bells".

While Amazon is a major business, the company said more than half of its online sales are generated through small businesses, much of this via Fulfillment by Amazon.



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