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Amazon: Echo Dot top-selling product over holidays

27 December 2017

In its press release on Tuesday, Amazon announced it sold "tens of millions" of Echo devices worldwide, with Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote being the most popular products in Amazon across all categories.

Since Thanksgiving, over a billion items were ordered from Amazon.

However, the company has never announced how many Prime members it has; as of September 2017, Amazon Prime had about 90 million US members (up 38%), according to estimates by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

One eye-catching figure: More than 4 million people signed up for Prime free trials or began paid memberships in a one-week period, according to Amazon.

In the US, more than 6,000 trailers and 32 Amazon Air planes helped get holiday orders to customers this season. Another tidbit is that the peak day of customer fulfillment this past year was on December 19.

In its usual manner of boasting about big numbers without offering any specific data, Inc.

Alexa customers used their device to turn on their holiday lights more than 1 million times. "Thank you to the millions of customers and hundreds of thousands of Amazon employees all around the world who made this holiday better than ever before".

Amazon has also stopped selling some of Nest's key products on its website that compete directly with its own line of smart speakers and smart TV boxes.

The Seattle-based web giant said Tuesday that its Prime members helped boost its holiday sales to record levels by buying stuff with the Alexa voice assistant that powers Amazon's Echo speakers.

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999.

Amazon: Echo Dot top-selling product over holidays