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Echo Dot tops Amazon's holiday sales season

Echo Dot tops Amazon's holiday sales season”

That seems par for course these days, which itself is pretty remarkable. According to Amazon, the company set a record for holiday sales this year.

Amazon kept its numbers fairly general, but the report gives a glimpse into device use and sales, as well as Prime membership.

The Echo Dot was the "best-selling product from any manufacturer in any category" on Amazon's website, the company said, bragging that millions were sold. This holiday season, customers bought more than twice as many Amazon Fire TV Sticks than they did during last year's holiday season.

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

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Amazon Echo's popularity on Christmas was corroborated by Apple App Store and Google Play, two virtual stores for the iOS and Android mobile operating systems. "We look forward to another great year ahead". According to Amazon, millions of Prime members voiced shopped with Alexa for gifts, Amazon devices, and everyday household items.

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

The most-watched Amazon Channel subscriptions over the 2017 holiday season were HBO, Showtime and Starz, and the current seasons of "Game of Thrones", "Shameless" and "Power" were the top watched shows on each channel, respectively.

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

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Alexa customers asked for tens of millions of jokes this holiday season.

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

Customers asked Alexa for cooking related advice more than 9x as much this year compared to last holiday season. This holiday season, Amazon sales are expected to account for more than half of all online shopping sales - a sign that the e-tailer remains a top choice among consumers. Amazon saw an impressive 70 percent uptick in customers around the world shopping on its mobile app. In the USA, the company used more than 6,000 trailers and 32 Amazon Air planes to deliver orders.

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