Amazon Inks A Record Holiday Season With “More Items Ordered Worldwide Than Ever Before”

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  • December 26, 2018
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Amazon has announced it had a record holiday season with customers purchasing millions more Amazon Devices this season compared to last year, best-selling devices for this period include the new Echo Dot smart speaker, The Echo and the Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote.

The company also said “tens of millions of people” globally began trials or paid memberships for its Amazon Prime subscription bundle, with over a billion items shipped for free this holiday in the U.S. Its Ring and Blink product lines also had more sales this holiday season than ever before, as per its statement.

Amazon retail chief Jeff Wilke, Wilke is CEO, Worldwide Consumer at Amazon

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Other highlights noted by the company for this holiday season include :

  • Customers requesting nearly 3x as many recipes on Alexa than normal.
  • Alexa setting over 100 million timers.
  • Customers requesting Alexa to turn on their holiday lights tens of millions of times, the number one request being “Alexa, turn on the Christmas tree.”
  • “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey being the top requested song by customers.
  • Customers receiving millions of doorbell and motion announcements.
  • Customers around the world asking Alexa how many days or sleeps until Christmas – those in the U.K. being the most excited, asking twice as much as customers in any other country.

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“This season was our best yet, and we look forward to continuing to bring our customers what they want, in ways most convenient for them in 2019. We are thrilled that in the U.S. alone, more than one billion items shipped for free this holiday with Prime,” Amazon retail chief Jeff Wilke said.

“Thank you to our employees all around the world who are committed to bringing our customers the widest selection of products with low prices and fast and free delivery options throughout the holidays and all year long.”’

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