Amazon produces big weekend numbers
Retailers scored impressive sales numbers over the Black Friday weekend, but Amazon claimed some eye-popping numbers. Millions of Fire Tablets sold this holiday weekend--best holiday shopping weekend ever for Fire Kids Edition tablets
Amazon said it was their best-ever holiday shopping weekend for devices, with millions of Amazon devices sold between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday. Highlights include: Echo Dot and Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote were not only the best-selling Amazon devices, but they were the best-selling products from any manufacturer in any category across all of Amazon.com .
Customers purchased 2.7x as many Fire TV Sticks as in the same period last year. Fire TV continues to be the #1 streaming media player family in the U.S., U.K. , Germany , and Japan , across all retailers. Kindle celebrated its 10th anniversary with the best holiday shopping weekend ever for Kindle Paperwhite in the U.S. and globally.
Fire Kids Edition continues to be the #1 kids tablet in the U.S., across all retailers.
Customer reaction to Echo Spot was incredibly positive and it is sold out for this holiday season; customers can still pre-order to reserve their place in line and orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis in the new year. Echo Dot was the best-selling device at Whole Foods Market over the holiday weekend.
"Customers purchased millions of Amazon's Alexa-enabled devices this weekend, and Alexa devices were the top sellers across all of Amazon," said Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices & Services. "We're excited that tens of millions of customers around the world will be using Alexa to prepare for the holidays."This holiday weekend,
Amazon device customers already enjoyed using Alexa and Amazon devices in their home to help prepare for the holiday festivities:
Alexa helped customers prep and cook for their Thanksgiving gatherings. Customers asked Alexa to set nearly twice as many timers on Thanksgiving Day than any other day.
The most popular named timer for Alexa on Thanksgiving Day was "turkey," followed by "stuffing," "potato," and "pie." According to Amazon Charts, some of the most read cookbooks on Kindle on Thanksgiving Day included "Thug Kitchen," "Weight Watchers Instant Pot Cookbook," and "Instant Pot Cookbook.
" Customers in Hawaii , Washington , Oregon , Montana , and Washington, D.C. read the most books in the "Cooking, Food and Wine" category on Kindle this Thanksgiving . During Thanksgiving weekend, customers curled up and read the most from fiction books "Oathbringer," "Origin," and "The Midnight Line" and nonfiction books "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck," "Leonardo da Vinci," and "Grant."
"Best of Prime Music" was the most streamed playlist on Amazon Music via Alexa devices on both Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
"You Make it Feel Like Christmas" by Gwen Stefani featuring Blake Shelton was the most streamed song on Amazon Music via Alexa devices on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.