Amazon Merchants Sell One Billion Items Worldwide this Holiday

Amazon Merchants Sell One Billion Items Worldwide this Holiday

Amazon disgorged a laundry list of factoids touting 2017 as its biggest holiday-shopping season ever.

Past hardware, Amazon said in one week alone, more than four million people started Prime free trials or began paid memberships. Predictably, Amazon didn't release any specific sales figures, only noting that Echo Dot sales ranged in the millions. "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". Its peak day of customer fulfillment was December 19, 2017.

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

More than 6,000 trailers and 32 Amazon Air planes were active in the USA during the holiday season.




In a statement released Tuesday, Amazon said it has 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. Companies continue to handle their own packaging, shipping and customer service.

On Prime Video, the most-watched TV season over the holidays was Amy Sherman-Palladino's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and the most-watched series overall was "The Grand Tour" (both Amazon Studios originals).

This holiday season, customers bought more than twice as many Amazon Fire TV Sticks than they did during last year's holiday season.

Amazon is still offering deals on the new Echo (2nd Gen.) and Echo Dot, so if you're looking to get your first Alexa device or add Amazon's assistant to more rooms in your home, hit the links below. In the USA, the company used more than 6,000 trailers and 32 Amazon Air planes to deliver orders.

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