With a subscription, members get same day, one day or two day delivery of certain products. Prime membership has many perks these days, from unlimited streaming of Amazon's catalogs of movies and songs, to endless photo storage (and 5GB for videos and documents). In addition to a record number of online orders, Amazon relays that it saw significant gains to its Prime membership, noting that it saw more than 4 million new Prime subscribers in one week alone.
Complete figures for holiday 2017 are still being compiled, but Amazon is expected to grab more than 50% of all new digital sales, according to CNBC. The hockey puck look alike snagged more sales than any other product made by any manufacturer during the holiday shopping period. It's also worth noting that Fire TV Stick sales increased by more than 100% year over year.
Kindle tablets celebrated its tenth holiday shopping season. In total, Amazon said it sold "tens of millions" of Alexa-enabled devices worldwide.
In a weird twist, however, Amazon added that the most popular item its customers purchased while using its Alexa-powered speakers was, in fact, the Echo Dot speaker. "Jingle Bells." For Bezos, that's the sound of his servers ringing virtual cash registers.
The East Coast was more in the holiday spirit this season, asking Alexa to play holiday music 2.5x as many times as the West Coast.
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Blink's system, though, works with batteries you could pick up at a local corner store. The company has not revealed any financial information related to this transaction.
AR View was used the most on Cyber Monday.
The recipe for chocolate chip cookies was the most requested recipe this holiday season.
The top five items ordered through a mobile device include: the Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote and the TP-Link Smart Plug.
Music listening time on Alexa was 3x as much this holiday season compared to last holiday season.