Amazon: Echo Dot top-selling product over holidays

Jon Howard
December 27, 2017

Other best-selling items through Christmas on Amazon included former White House photographer Pete Souza's book "Obama: An Intimate Portrait", Fitbit Charge 2, the 23andMe DNA Test, Philips Hue White A19 Single LED Bulb and Instant Pot DUO80. From Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, 140 million items were ordered from small businesses and entrepreneurs. Small businesses and entrepreneurs who sell their products on Amazon's platform accounted for almost 140 million items that were ordered. Earlier today, the online retailing giant issued a press release noting that the 2017 holiday shopping season was its biggest yet. Prime membership continued to grow - "in fact, in one week alone, more than four million people started Prime free trials or began paid memberships, to benefit from free two-day, one-day or same-day shipping, in addition to ultra-fast one and two hour delivery with Prime Now".

Sales of the Amazon Fire TV Sticks more than doubled on the year. Amazon's Alexa app also topped the charts for Apple and Google Play on Christmas day, suggesting an influx of new customers setting up their devices.

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

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

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In the US, more than 6,000 trailers and 32 Amazon Air planes helped get holiday orders to customers this season.

Shopping on Amazon's mobile app also saw 70 percent growth, representing increasing consumer familiarity with shopping from mobile devices.

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).

Amazon's official statement regarding the matter reads,"Echo Show and FireTV now display a standard web view of YouTube.com and point customers directly to YouTube's existing website".

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