|Amazon.com Customers Order over 108 Million Items Worldwide During 11th Holiday Season; More Than 99 Percent of Orders Shipped in Time to Meet Holiday Deadlines Worldwide|
SEATTLE—Dec. 26, 2005— Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that the 2005 holiday season finished as its best ever, with the company's Holiday Delight-O-Meter surpassing 108 million items ordered for the first time. The 2005 holiday season also brought another single-day record with the Delight-O-Meter tracking more than 3.6 million items ordered, or 41 items per second, on Dec. 12th.
“To our customers around the world--thank you,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. “We are grateful to our customers for shopping with us this holiday season and we wish everyone a happy new year.”Worldwide 2005 Holiday Facts
(Includes www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.ca)
Amazon.com 2005 Holiday Facts (www.amazon.com only)
About the Delight-O-Meter
The Delight-O-Meter tracks the approximate number of items ordered from Amazon.com and third-party sellers at www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.ca, as well as Amazon.com owned items, such as books, music and DVD/video products, ordered at Syndicated Stores domains (such as www.borders.com) and from Amazon.com's stores at www.target.com.
The Delight-O-Meter excludes certain items, including items ordered from www.joyo.com, Amazon gift certificates, items ordered through catalogs and items not owned by Amazon.com ordered through non-Amazon.com domains – such as www.target.com. The Delight-O-Meter is not adjusted for items ordered that are subsequently canceled or returned.
This year's Delight-O-Meter launched on Nov.23, 2005 with a count of over 33 million items ordered since Nov. 1, 2005. The Delight-O-Meter is updated continually, but lags actual items ordered depending on the item. The Delight-O-Meter should not be viewed or used as a predictor or indicator of revenue or other financial information relating to Amazon.com.
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 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 beauty, health and personal care, jewelry and watches, gourmet food, sports and outdoors, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs, electronics and office, toys and baby, and home and garden.
Amazon.com and its affiliates operate seven retail Web sites: www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.ca, and www.joyo.com.
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Forward Looking Statement
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 potential future losses, significant amount of indebtedness, competition, management of growth, 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, consumer trends, inventory, limited operating history, government regulation and taxation, fraud, and new business areas. 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, 2004, and all subsequent filings.Contact:
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