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Amazon: Echo Dot top-selling product over holidays

Amazon: Echo Dot top-selling product over holidays

Predictably, Amazon didn't release any specific sales figures, only noting that Echo Dot sales ranged in the millions.

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.

Past hardware, Amazon said in one week alone, more than four million people started Prime free trials or began paid memberships.

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.

The most popular items purchased by voice were the Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote and TP-Link Smart Plug Mini.

Amazon does not disclose how many devices exactly it sells.

No looking back for Jai Ram Thakur after joining BJP in '83
Tomar further added that Thakur's name for the Legislature party leader was proposed by former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal. Elevation of Seraj MLA Jai Ram Thakur to the chief ministerial post marks a new beginning of politics in Himachal Pradesh.

More than one billion items were ordered from small businesses and entrepreneurs this season, according to Amazon, with 140 million ordered over the five-day period from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday.

With the 2017 holiday shopping season now firmly behind us, Amazon has a lot to smile about. Amazon said more than 1,400 electronics products were ordered per second on a mobile device.

The small, low-cost Echo Dot was the top-selling product on Amazon across all categories, and the newer Echo Spot and Echo Buttons also sold out.

Customers worldwide shopping on the Amazon App increased almost 70% this holiday season. Fulfillment by Amazon grants consumers free two-day shipping by having small businesses pre-ship items to Amazon fulfillment centers.

On Prime Video, the most-watched TV season over the holidays was Amy Sherman-Palladino's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and the most-watched series overall was "The Grand Tour" (both Amazon Studios originals).


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