Amazon Reports Best Holiday Yet With Record Orders for Echo

As per typical Amazon fashion, the e-commerce giant is not releasing any specific sales figures but the company will confirm that its Amazon-made devices were the most popular products on the site this year. Indeed, an Echo Dot was given as a gift at multiple events I attended over the past several days. The Fire TV Stick and Fire tablet were also popular, Amazon said. At just $50 for the Echo Dot, it's easy to see why that one was a hot ticket item this holiday; it gives people access to the Alexa ecosystem without needing to shell out for the much more expensive Echo. He further added that it has been quite a handful experience to meet the sudden rise in demand and despite raising production levels significantly, it has been quite a challenge to keep the devices in stock. It sounds like others weren't so lucky.

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Numerous orders placed on Amazon during the holiday season came from mobile devices - 72 percent, according to the company.

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Amazon have announced that they have had their most successful holiday season yet, with over one billion items being bought through their Prime shipping service. According to The Information, authorities in Bentonville issued a warrant for Amazon to turn over any audio recordings from the Echo belonging to Andrew Bates, who is set to go on trial for first-degree murder next year. On Cyber Monday alone, customers on mobile devices purchases around 46 electronics per second and 36 toys per second.

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The most streamed Amazon Original Series over the holidays was Goliath. The busiest shopping day of the year on the ecommerce platform was Monday, Dec. 19 - the last Monday before Christmas.

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