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Amazon Experiences Best ever Festive Season This Year

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Seems this year people preferred to shop online than ever before. We have already reported about the growth that was seen in online shopping. Now even Amazon has released a statement that this is the busiest season for them.

Amazon said that December 10th was the busiest day on the website and visitors ordered 5.4 million items. That means 62.5 items were ordered 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.”

Nintendo Wii was one of the top selling products and was ordered at the rate of 17 units per second, when it was in stock.

Amazon’s top selling products are:

  • Top selling toys: Jakks EyeClops Bionic Eye, IlluStory Make Your Own Story Kit and Spinmaster Air Hogs Havoc Heli
  • Top selling video games and hardware: Nintendo Wii, “Super Mario Galaxy” and “Call of Duty 4.”
  • Top selling DVDs: “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” “Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.”
  • Top selling consumer electronics: Garmin GPS, Canon PowerShot digital Elph cameras and Samsung LCD HDTVs.
  • Top selling PCs: MacBook, Nokia Internet Tablet PC and HP Pavilion Entertainment Notebook PC.
  • Top selling watches: Timex heart rate monitor watch, LEGO Kids’ Star Wars Darth Vader watch and Skagen women’s Silver Dial mesh bracelet watch.

  • Buyers also ordered products from categories like shoes and handbags, apparel and accessories, Sports and Outdoors with full excitement.
  • Amazon said that it has already shipped more than 99 percent of orders in over 200 countries.