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Amazon Merchants Sell One Billion Items Worldwide this Holiday

27 December 2017, 01:03 | Lionel James

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In its press release on Tuesday, Amazon announced it sold "tens of millions" of Echo devices worldwide, with Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote being the most popular products in Amazon across all categories.

This holiday, millions of Prime members voice shopped with Alexa for gifts, Amazon devices and everyday household essentials.

Over 4M people started Prime trials (free or paid) in one week. Twice as many Fire Sticks (the less-sophisticated version) were purchased this year - but usage of Alexa on the higher-end Fire TV devices was 889 percent year-over-year in the U.S.

Amazon also said the $30 Echo Dot was the No. 1 best-selling product over the 2017 holiday season from any manufacturer out of the millions of items available in its online store - but didn't say how many were sold. Small businesses and entrepreneurs who sell their products on Amazon's platform accounted for almost 140 million items that were ordered.

"Customers shopped from hundreds of millions of products, including a vast selection from small businesses and entrepreneurs".

Amazon said 2017 was its biggest holiday season with customers all around the world shopping at record levels.

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

More than 6,000 trailers and 32 Amazon Air planes were active in the USA during the holiday season. In the USA, the company used more than 6,000 trailers and 32 Amazon Air planes to deliver orders.

In Europe, 10 fulfillment centers were able to complete more than 1 million packages in one day.

Meanwhile, Amazon's newer Alexa-enabled devices, the Echo Spot, Echo Dot and Echo Buttons sold out this holiday season.

Looking at both the iOS app store and Google Play, Amazon appears to have had a home run of a holiday season with its Alexa app topping charts for both platforms.



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