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Amazon announces Record Holiday Season Sales reaching 62.5 ordered Items per Sec

Dec 26 2007, 10:15am CST | by , in News | Other Stuff

Amazon announces Record Holiday Season Sales reaching 62.5 ordered Items per Sec
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Amazon.com today announced that the 2007 Holiday Season finished as its best ever.

The busiest day was December 10th. On that day, Amazon customers ordered more than 5.4 million items, which is 62.5 items per second.
We are very grateful to our customers," said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. "On behalf of Amazon.com employees around the globe, we wish everyone happy holidays and best wishes for 2008."

Amazon wrapped up its second year of Amazon Customers Vote, with more than 4.6 million votes cast during the promotion.

Amazon.com's Hot Holiday Best Sellers (Nov. 15 through Dec. 19 Based on Units Ordered):

-- In Toys, top sellers included Jakks EyeClops Bionic Eye, IlluStory Make Your Own Story Kit and Spinmaster Air Hogs Havoc Heli.

-- Top sellers in video games and hardware included Nintendo Wii, "Super Mario Galaxy" and "Call of Duty 4."

-- In DVDs, top sellers included "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," "Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."

-- Top sellers in books included "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert, "The Dangerous Book for Boys" by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden and "I Am America (And So Can You)" by Stephen Colbert.

-- In music, top sellers included "Noel" by Josh Groban, "Raising Sand" by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss and "As I Am" by Alicia Keys.

-- Top sellers in consumer electronics included the Garmin GPS, Canon PowerShot digital Elph cameras and Samsung LCD HDTVs.

-- Top sellers in the Beauty Store included Burt's Bees Head to Toe Starter Kit, Imju Fiberwig mascara and Bare Escentuals Get Started Kit.

-- In PCs, the top sellers included Apple MacBook, Nokia Internet Tablet PC and HP Pavilion Entertainment Notebook PC.

-- Popular shoes and handbags at Amazon.com and Endless.com included the FEED bag, FRYE women's Campus tall boot and FRYE women's Adrienne Button tall boot.

-- Top sellers in apparel and accessories included Kenneth Cole Reaction men's Eden wool pea coat, Gruppo Italiano women's cashmere-lined leather glove and Red Moon women's long sleeve cashmere turtleneck.

-- The top-selling products in Amazon's Automotive Parts & Accessories Store included Black & Decker Simple Start battery booster, Actron diagnostic code scanner and Highland waterproof car top carrier.

-- Top sellers in home improvement included Black & Decker auto wrench, Black & Decker Gecko grip level and Leatherman Micra multitool.

-- The top-selling items in the Sports and Outdoors Store included the Ripstik caster board, Perfect Pushup and Bowflex Series 7 treadmill.

-- Jewelry top sellers included sterling silver open double flower pendant, sterling silver Filigree circle pendant and 14k yellow gold four prong oval peridot stud earrings.

-- Top-selling watches included the Timex heart rate monitor watch, LEGO Kids' Star Wars Darth Vader watch and Skagen women's Silver Dial mesh bracelet watch.

-- The top-selling home and garden items included KitchenAid stand mixers (various colors), Pinzon Microtech throw (various colors) and Foreman removable-plate grills.

-- Top-selling items in the Baby Store included Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube, Lamaze Spin & Explore Garden Gym and Lamaze Musical Inchworm.

-- Top-selling items in Amazon's Grocery Store included Numi's Bouquet bamboo gift set, Lavazza Crema e Aroma coffee beans and Senseo Douwe Egberts dark roast coffee pods.

-- Top-selling items in Amazon's Gourmet Food Store included Soup's On gift basket by Wine Country Gift Baskets, Starbucks assortment gift basket by Wine Country Gift Baskets, and Fireworks popcorn and seasoning set.

-- Top-sellers in health and personal care included the Braun Pulsonic system with LCD screen, Farouk CHI ceramic flat hairstyling iron and Homedics Therapist Select quad-roller massaging cushion with heat. Via Amazon.com.

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