Amazon shared a bunch of stats from the year today. The company revealed that it shipped more than 1 billion products in the United States over the holidays and the continued growth of Amazon’s own products.
The best selling Amazon-made devices this holiday included the new Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick 4K with all-new Alexa Voice Remote, and Echo. Not only was the Echo Dot the best selling Amazon-made device, but it was also the best-selling product on Amazon, followed by L.O.L. Surprise! Glam Glitter Series Doll, fashion items from Carhartt, and Bose QuietComfort Wireless Headphones. The company saw an overall rise in sales for Amazon products this year as compared to last year, with growth in products from Ring, which Amazon acquired for $1 billion.
Amazon shared some interesting Alexa stats, too. People using Alexa for shopping on Amazon.com tripled this year from last year. The personal assistant also delivered 8x more reminders and set more than 100 million timers this holiday seasons compared to lost. Alexa users also asked for 3x as many recipes this holiday season and 2x more cooking-related advice.
On the Prime side, Amazon says more than tens of millions of new customers signed up for free trails or began premium memberships, with the company shipping more than 1 billion in products in the US during the holidays for free to Prime customers.
The company shared a bunch of other fascinating insights, like the complete list of products on the last delivered Prime Now order on Christmas Eve, or how people in the United Kingdom were 2x more excited about Christmas than any other country. Alexa incidentally went down in the country on Christmas day, by the way.
You can find Amazon’s full list of tidbits for the year here.
<p>I would like to know about gift card sales….I gave 2 & got 3 back. It is probably the safest, most likely to get used, gift card out there. Not many people are not going to use an Amazon gift card…..</p>