SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 26, 2008--Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the 2008 holiday season
finished as its best ever, with over 6.3 million items ordered worldwide
on the peak day, Dec. 15, which is a record-breaking 72.9 items per
"We are extremely grateful to our customers," said Jeff Bezos, founder
and CEO of Amazon.com. "We wish everyone happy holidays and the very
best for the coming year."
Amazon Worldwide 2008 Holiday Facts (includes www.amazon.com,
-- Amazon shipped to over 210 countries.
-- One of our most remote shipments was Take Along Thomas & Friends toys,
delivered to Unalaska, Alaska.
-- On the peak day this season, Amazon's worldwide fulfillment network
shipped over 5.6 million units.
-- Amazon shipped over 169,000 units to APO/FPO addresses.
-- Amazon shipped more than 99 percent of orders in time to meet holiday
Amazon.com 2008 Holiday Facts (www.amazon.com
-- Amazon.com sold enough "Breaking Dawn" books that stacked end to end
they would reach the summit of Mt. Everest eight times.
-- During the period from Nov. 15 - Dec. 10, Amazon sold one copy of
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 every 2.5 minutes.
-- The weight of all GPS devices sold from Black Friday through December
equals the combined weight of 151 Mini Coopers.
-- Amazon sold enough high-performance headphones that everyone attending
the last three Super Bowls could grab a set and rock out.
-- Amazon Grocery sold enough coffee to give each resident of the highly
caffeinated city of Seattle a cup per day for two months.
-- Amazon sold enough Casio G-Shock watches to outfit every Kanye West fan
attending the 2008 Glow in the Dark Tour concert at Madison Square
-- Amazon sold enough Coldplay CDs that laid side by side they'd stretch
from Seattle to Violet Hill (a street in London and the album's first
single) and more than halfway back.
-- Amazon sold enough Munchkin Mozart Magic Cubes to fill every seat in the
Sydney Opera House five times over.
-- Amazon sold enough Wild Planet Hyper Dash games that the total weight of
sets sold is over 81,000 pounds -- almost the size of two 747 aircrafts.
-- Amazon sold enough Spalding basketballs to fill three C-130 cargo
-- The last One-Day Prime order placed on Dec. 23 in time for Christmas
delivery contained a "Dora the Explorer" micro-shell helmet, and was
delivered to Sherman Oaks, California on Dec. 24.
-- The last Same-Day Prime order placed at 7:25 a.m. on Dec. 24 in time for
Christmas delivery contained a Pinzon 400-thread-count, 100 percent
Egyptian Cotton Hemstitch full sheet set, and was delivered at 6:12 p.m.
to Las Vegas, Nevada on Dec. 24.
Amazon.com's Hot Holiday Bestsellers (Nov. 15 through Dec. 19 based on
-- In toys, top sellers included the Eyeclops night vision stealth goggles,
Blokus classic board game and Wild Planet's Hyper Dash.
-- Top sellers in consumer electronics included Samsung's 52-inch 1080p
120Hz LCD HDTV with RED Touch of Color, the Apple iPod touch 8 GB (2nd
Generation) and the Acer Aspire One 8.9-inch netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom
N270 processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB hard drive, XP Home, 6 cell battery),
-- Nintendo Wii dominated the top sellers in video games and hardware
including the Wii console, the Wii remote controller and the Wii nunchuk
-- The top-selling items in the Sports & Outdoors Store included the Razor
A Kick scooter, Victorinox Swiss Army Champion Plus pocket knife and
Klean Kanteen sports cap.
-- Jewelry top sellers included a 14-karat white gold Journey Curve pendant
(1/2 cttw, H color, I1 clarity), the platinum, round, diamond 4-prong
stud earrings (1 cttw, G-H color, VS2 clarity) and the sterling silver
marcasite & garnet 18-inch glass heart pendant.
-- Top-selling watches included the Invicta men's Pro Diver stainless-steel
watch, Citizen's Eco-Drive men's Chronograph Canvas watch and Movado's
Juro stainless-steel watch for men.
-- Top sellers in the Beauty Store included the Sephora Brand Ultimate
Blockbuster - collector's edition makeup palette, Bare Escentuals
Mineral Veil and Sephora's Piiink So Belle multi-use makeup palette.
-- In DVDs, top sellers included "Wall-E," "The Dark Knight" for Blu-ray
and "The Dark Knight."
-- Top sellers in books included "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" by J.K.
Rowling (standard edition, hardcover), "Eclipse" by Stephenie Meyer (The
Twilight Saga, book 3, hardcover) and "Breaking Dawn" by Stephenie Meyer
(The Twilight Saga, book 4, hardcover).
-- In music, top sellers included "Fearless" by Taylor Swift, "And Winter
Came" by Enya and the "Twilight" soundtrack.
-- Top sellers ordered from Amazon Mobile web and TextBuyIt include
Monopoly Here and Now World, the Nintendo Wii and "Wall-E" (three-disc
special edition + digital copy and BD Live) for Blu-ray.
-- The top-selling home and garden items included the Oster 4207 electric
wine opener, Vinturi Essential wine aerator and the Cuisinart CSB-76
SmartStick hand blender.
-- Top sellers in apparel and accessories included the Kenneth Cole
Reaction men's Eden wool pea coat, the AK Anne Klein women's
double-breasted Pea coat with hood, and Columbia Sportswear's Trinity
-- Popular shoes and handbags at Amazon.com and Endless.com include crocs
Mammoth clog, Bearpaw women's T410 12-inch boot and Steve Madden women's
Bonanza tall shafted flat boot.
-- Top-sellers in health and personal care included the Groom Mate Platinum
XL nose and ear hair trimmer, the Anti-Snore and the Natrol-Carb
Intercept with phase 2.
-- Top-selling items in Amazon's Gourmet Food Store included the Taste of
Italy gift basket, the Holiday Cheer gift basket and the Create-a-Treat
gingerbread house kit, deluxe model.
-- Top sellers in home improvement included the Stanley 95-155 3-in-1
tripod LED flashlight, Rockwell RK9000 Jawhorse and Toro 38361 power
shovel 7.5-amp electric snow thrower.
-- The top-selling products in the Automotive Parts & Accessories Store
included the Bulldog remote starter with keyless entry, Deltran's
SuperSmart Battery Tender Plus 12-volt 1.25-amp battery charger and the
Wagan heated seat cushion.
-- Top-selling items in the Baby Store included the Munchkin Mozart Magic
Cube, Cloud b Twilight Constellation night light and Baby Einstein's
-- In software, the top sellers included Microsoft Office Home and Student
2007, Norton Antivirus 2009 and Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Home &
-- Top-selling items in Amazon's Grocery Store included Numi's Bouquet
Bamboo gift set with clear teapot and nine flowering teas, Gloria Jean's
coffees, K-Cup, flavored coffee variety for Keurig Brewers and Haribo
gummi candy Gold-Bears.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's
Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything
they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the
lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of
unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as books,
movies, music & games, digital downloads, electronics & computers, home
& garden, toys, kids & baby, grocery, apparel, shoes & jewelry, health &
beauty, sports & outdoors, and tools, auto & industrial.
Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to
in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end
technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any
type of business. Examples of the services offered by Amazon Web
Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple
Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Simple Queue
Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS), and
Amazon Mechanical Turk.
Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com,
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Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly
from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve
risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to
competition, management of growth, new products, services and
technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international
expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center
optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and
strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption,
significant amount of indebtedness, inventory, government regulation and
taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that
potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in
Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31,
2007, and subsequent filings.
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