Amazon Sees Surging Prime Memberships in 'Biggest' Ever Holiday Season

Amazon: Echo Dot top-selling product over holidays

Amazon said it sold "tens of millions" Alexa-enabled devices globally and that the company's Echo Dot and Fire TV stick with Alexa voice remote were the best-selling products from any manufacturer in any category across the all of Amazon's websites.

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. 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". Small businesses and entrepreneurs who sell their products on Amazon's platform accounted for almost 140 million items that were ordered. From Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, 140 million items were ordered from small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Amazon's Fire TV Stick was the top-selling line of streaming-media players in the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Japan on the site, with the site selling twice as many Fire TV Sticks this year vs. last year's holiday season.

With the 2017 holiday shopping season now firmly behind us, Amazon has a lot to smile about.

Amazon's record-breaking holiday season signals mounting trouble for brick-and-mortar retailers already struggling in the face of the e-commerce giant.

The holiday shopping season is finally over and that means Amazon has some shopping data for us.

Across North America and the Europe, associates at 10 fulfillment centers picked, packed, and shipped more than one million customer packages in a single day.

As many investors had expected, Amazon.com, Inc. Amazon said more than 1,400 electronics products were ordered per second on a mobile device.

Google and Amazon have been at loggerheads since YouTube had been barred on Amazon's Echo Show in September 2017.

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