Here are the most popular products from Amazon's 'biggest ever' holiday season

The company also sold twice as many Amazon Fire TV Sticks as previous year, and almost two and a half times the number of Fire kids edition tablets. More than 4 million started a Prime trial or paid membership in just one hectic week of holiday shopping.

In other words, Amazon shoppers decided the best gift to buy while talking to Alexa on their Echo speaker was to buy somebody else an Echo speaker, so they too could talk to Alexa when they want to buy stuff - on Amazon, of course. Prime ($99 per year in the U.S.) offers free shipping on millions of items, as well as access to Prime Video and Prime Music and other perks.

More than 6,000 trailers and 32 Amazon Air planes were active in the USA during the holiday season.

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In 2017, Amazon increased the size of its fulfillment and shipping network by more than 30% in square footage worldwide.

The lower cost Echo Dot topped Devices in sales and was the best-selling product from any manufacturer on Amazon.

In a statement released Tuesday, Amazon said it has sold "tens of millions" of Echo devices worldwide, with Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote being the most popular products in Amazon across all categories. "More than one billion items were ordered from small businesses and entrepreneurs worldwide this season - and over just five days, from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, almost 140 million items were ordered from small businesses and entrepreneurs".

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Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Amazon Air carried enough packages to equal over a billion Echo Dots.

The most requested song from Alexa customers this holiday season was "Jingle Bells".

Many sales were made by Amazon customers ordering through the Alexa personal assistant.

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Meanwhile a source informed the tech website Engadget that the bone of contention had actually been Amazon's implementation of its own hacked version of Youtube instead of working with Google to build versions of its app for FireTV.


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