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The 2017 holiday shopping season brought record sales to Amazon

The 2017 holiday shopping season brought record sales to Amazon

"Since Day One we have obsessed over what we believe our customers care about - incredible deals and low prices, fast and free shipping, and a wide selection of top products - and we continue to provide all three, all the time", said Jeff Wilke, Amazon's CEO of Worldwide Consumer, in the statement.

Alexa customers used their device to turn on their holiday lights more than 1 million times.

As to which products moved the needle, Amazon's Echo Dot and the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote were the best selling products across every category, an impressive feat to say the least. Compared to last year's holiday season, Amazon sold "millions more" Amazon devices during this year's holiday season.

Complete figures for holiday 2017 are still being compiled, but Amazon is expected to grab more than 50% of all new digital sales, according to CNBC.

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The holiday shopping season is finally over and that means Amazon has some shopping data for us. In one week alone, more than 4 million new Prime members began a paid membership or initiated a free trial. It's also worth noting that Fire TV Stick sales increased by more than 100% year over year.

The recipe for chocolate chip cookies was the most requested recipe this holiday season. "Jingle Bells." For Bezos, that's the sound of his servers ringing virtual cash registers.

Kindle tablets celebrated its tenth holiday shopping season. The East Coast of the US requested holiday music from Alexa 250% more than the West Coast did. Amazon said more than 1,400 electronics products were ordered per second on a mobile device.

Amazon posted a number of other interesting facts about its record breaking holiday season which you can check out by clicking on the sourcelink.