Amazon.co.uk takes orders for over 3 million items on Cyber Monday
December 25, 2011:
25th December 2011 – Amazon's Kindle has replicated its 2010 success to become the biggest selling product of Christmas 2011 at Amazon.co.uk. It is the second year in a row that Kindle has been the festive bestseller beating this year's big DVD releases including The Inbetweeners Movie and Harry Potter and the Death Hallows Part 2 as well as the latest release in the ever-popular video games series, Call of Duty. Amazon.co.uk received orders for more than twice as many Kindles in the run up to Christmas this year compared to the same period in 2010.
"At just £89, the all-new Kindle is a great gift for men and women of all ages across the UK and it was by far the biggest selling product of the festive period," said Christopher North, Managing Director of Amazon.co.uk Ltd. "As a result, Christmas Day will be one of the biggest sales days of the year for Kindle books as people turn on the device and download their favourite title in under 60 seconds. Millions of UK customers have already discovered the benefits of Kindle and we expect many more to do so in 2012."
Amazon.co.uk took orders for more than 3 million items on its busiest day of the Christmas period – Monday 5th December –which is often termed 'Cyber Monday'. That represents a rate of around 35 items ordered every second over the 24 hour period with the number increasing significantly from the 2.3 million items ordered on the busiest day of 2010.
At its peak, Amazon's seven UK fulfilment centres shipped over 2.1 million units in one 24 hour period, which represents around 1124 tonnes of goods and means that on average a delivery truck was leaving an Amazon fulfilment centre once every 2 minutes and 45 seconds.
THE AMAZON.CO.UK CHRISTMAS 2011 TOP TEN BESTSELLERS (1st NOVEMBER to 18th DECEMBER 2011)
1. Kindle ELECTRONICS
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 DVD
3. The Inbetweeners Movie DVD
4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 VIDEO GAMES
5. Harry Potter – The Complete 8-Film Collection DVD
6. Now That's What I Call Music! 80 MUSIC
7. Christmas – Michael Buble MUSIC
8. Peter Kay Live – The Tour That Didn't Tour Tour DVD
9. Amazon Kindle Power Adaptor ELECTRONICS
10. Bridesmaids DVD
THE AMAZON.CO.UK CHRISTMAS 2011 TOP FIVE BESTSELLING TOYS (1ST NOVEMBER to 18th DECEMBER 2011)
1. Top Trumps Moshi Monsters
2. Addictaball Large Maze 1 Puzzle Game
3. Bananagrams Game
4. Shopping List
5. Tomy Pop Up Pirate
THE AMAZON.CO.UK CHRISTMAS 2011 MOST GIFT WRAPPED ITEMS (1st NOVEMBER to 18th DECEMBER)
1. Kindle ELECTRONICS
2. Frozen Planet – The Complete Series DVD
3. Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography – Walter Isaacson BOOKS
4. River Cottage Veg Every Day! – Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall BOOKS
5. Jamie's Great Britain – Jamie Oliver BOOKS
6. Harry Potter – The Complete 8-Film Collection DVD
7. Amazon Kindle UK Power Adaptor ELECTRONICS
8. Downton Abbey – Series 1 & 2 Box Set DVD
9. Frozen Planet – Alastair Fothergill and Vanessa Berlowitz BOOKS
10. Downton Abbey – Series 2 DVD
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