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Amazon Sees Record-breaking Holiday Season
More items ordered worldwide than ever before
Amazon has announced a record-breaking holiday season thanks to its customers all around the world, with more items ordered worldwide than ever before.
Amazon customers shopped at record levels from a wide selection of products across every department, discovering top holiday gifts and trending products offered at deep discounts and low prices.
Some of the best-selling products this season included, all-new Echo Dot, L.O.L. Surprise! Glam Glitter Series Doll, fashion items from Carhartt, and Bose QuietComfort Wireless Headphones, among others.
Prime membership continued to grow with tens of millions of people starting Prime free trials or paid memberships, to benefit from FREE Same-Day, One-Day or Two-Day shipping, in addition to FREE two-hour delivery with Prime Now, and exclusive shopping and entertainment benefits.
Prime members enjoyed shopping a wide selection of products with fast and free shipping throughout the season – in fact, this holiday millions of unique items in the U.S. shipped with Prime FREE Same-Day, Prime FREE One-Day or FREE two-hour delivery with Prime Now.
Said Jeff Wilke, CEO Worldwide Consumer: “This season was our best yet, and we look forward to continuing to bring our customers what they want, in ways most convenient for them in 2019.
“We are thrilled that in the U.S. alone, more than one billion items shipped for free this holiday with Prime.
“Thank you to our employees all around the world who are committed to bringing our customers the widest selection of products with low prices and fast and free delivery options throughout the holidays and all year long.”
Customers also enjoyed shopping at Amazon’s physical stores, including Amazon Books, the brand new Amazon 4-star locations, Amazon Go, and Whole Foods Market to find hot holiday products and edible favorites.
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