SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 26, 2007--Amazon.com, Inc.
(NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the 2007 holiday season finished as its
best ever, with its busiest day being December 10. On that day, Amazon
customers ordered more than 5.4 million items, which is 62.5 items per
second. In addition, the company wrapped up its second year of Amazon
Customers Vote, with more than 4.6 million votes cast during the
"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."
Amazon Worldwide 2007 Holiday Facts (Includes www.amazon.com,
www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.co.jp, and
-- Amazon shipped more than 99 percent of orders in time to meet
holiday deadlines worldwide.
-- On the peak day this season, Amazon's worldwide fulfillment
network shipped over 3.9 million units.
-- Amazon shipped to over 200 countries.
-- One of our most remote shipments was "Full Metal Panic Fumoffu
- Full Metal Pandemonium" (Vol. 1) DVD and "Full Metal Panic
Fumoffu - Full Metal Fracas" (Vol. 2) DVD delivered to Barrow,
-- Amazon shipped over 160,000 shipments to APO/FPO addresses.
Amazon.com 2007 Holiday Facts (www.amazon.com Only)
-- Amazon.com sold Nintendo Wii systems at approximately 17 per
second when they were in stock.
-- Amazon.com sold enough high-def DVD players to cover seven
-- If you lined up all of the GPS units Amazon.com sold this
holiday, they would make a trail from New York to
Philadelphia; however, a new trail wouldn't be necessary with
the use of a GPS.
-- Amazon.com sold enough auto wrenches to stretch all the way
around the Daytona 500 track.
-- Amazon.com sold enough Hannah Montana wigs to outfit the
entire audience at her December 20th show in Providence, RI.
-- Amazon.com's One-Day Shipping was extended an extra day
through Sunday, December 23rd for Prime members this holiday
-- The last Prime order placed on December 23 in time for
Christmas delivery contained "Futurama, Vol. 1" DVD, "Lost in
Translation" DVD, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" CD, "The
Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand paperback, "Bridge Over Troubled
Water" CD, and "Pulp Fiction" (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
DVD delivered to Herndon, VA on December 24th.
Amazon.com's Hot Holiday Best Sellers (Nov. 15 through Dec. 19
Based on Units Ordered)
-- In Toys, top sellers included Jakks EyeClops Bionic Eye,
IlluStory Make Your Own Story Kit and Spinmaster Air Hogs
-- Top sellers in video games and hardware included Nintendo Wii,
"Super Mario Galaxy" and "Call of Duty 4."
-- In DVDs, top sellers included "Harry Potter and the Order of
the Phoenix," "Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series" and
"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."
-- Top sellers in books included "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth
Gilbert, "The Dangerous Book for Boys" by Conn Iggulden and
Hal Iggulden and "I Am America (And So Can You)" by Stephen
-- In music, top sellers included "Noel" by Josh Groban, "Raising
Sand" by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss and "As I Am" by
-- Top sellers in consumer electronics included the Garmin GPS,
Canon PowerShot digital Elph cameras and Samsung LCD HDTVs.
-- Top sellers in the Beauty Store included Burt's Bees Head to
Toe Starter Kit, Imju Fiberwig mascara and Bare Escentuals Get
-- In PCs, the top sellers included Apple MacBook, Nokia Internet
Tablet PC and HP Pavilion Entertainment Notebook PC.
-- Popular shoes and handbags at Amazon.com and Endless.com
included the FEED bag, FRYE women's Campus tall boot and FRYE
women's Adrienne Button tall boot.
-- Top sellers in apparel and accessories included Kenneth Cole
Reaction men's Eden wool pea coat, Gruppo Italiano women's
cashmere-lined leather glove and Red Moon women's long sleeve
-- The top-selling products in Amazon's Automotive Parts &
Accessories Store included Black & Decker Simple Start battery
booster, Actron diagnostic code scanner and Highland
waterproof car top carrier.
-- Top sellers in home improvement included Black & Decker auto
wrench, Black & Decker Gecko grip level and Leatherman Micra
-- The top-selling items in the Sports and Outdoors Store
included the Ripstik caster board, Perfect Pushup and Bowflex
Series 7 treadmill.
-- Jewelry top sellers included sterling silver open double
flower pendant, sterling silver Filigree circle pendant and
14k yellow gold four prong oval peridot stud earrings.
-- Top-selling watches included the Timex heart rate monitor
watch, LEGO Kids' Star Wars Darth Vader watch and Skagen
women's Silver Dial mesh bracelet watch.
-- The top-selling home and garden items included KitchenAid
stand mixers (various colors), Pinzon Microtech throw (various
colors) and Foreman removable-plate grills.
-- Top-selling items in the Baby Store included Munchkin Mozart
Magic Cube, Lamaze Spin & Explore Garden Gym and Lamaze
-- Top-selling items in Amazon's Grocery Store included Numi's
Bouquet bamboo gift set, Lavazza Crema e Aroma coffee beans
and Senseo Douwe Egberts dark roast coffee pods.
-- Top-selling items in Amazon's Gourmet Food Store included
Soup's On gift basket by Wine Country Gift Baskets, Starbucks
assortment gift basket by Wine Country Gift Baskets, and
Fireworks popcorn and seasoning set.
-- Top-sellers in health and personal care included the Braun
Pulsonic system with LCD screen, Farouk CHI ceramic flat
hairstyling iron and Homedics Therapist Select quad-roller
massaging cushion with heat.
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 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 and its affiliates operate websites, including
www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp,
www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, and the Joyo Amazon websites at
www.joyo.cn and www.amazon.cn.
As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms
include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context
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, 2006, and all
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