Customers globally bought millions more Alexa-enabled devices this year compared with last; the all-new Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick 4K with the all-new Alexa Voice Remote, and Echo were the most-purchased devices on Amazon across all categories and manufacturers.
Clothes were also popular whether from one of Amazons brands (Amazon Essentials, Goodthreads, etc.) or brandslike Carhartt, Calvin Klein, Champion or UGG.
Customers worldwide ordered more items than ever from Amazon this holiday season, the company announced Wednesday.
Mastercard says overall sales hit $850 billion this year, the best bump in six years, with online sales rising 19.1% from last year.
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The malfunction was reported by Amazon users across Europe, gadget observers have confirmed, adding that it lasted for almost two hours.
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Amazon has confirmed its Alexa devices, particularly the Echo and Echo Dot lineup, were best-selling devices of the holiday season.
The couriers are bracing for a second wave of business as people begin returning gifts in January. The company said it had 1.5 million returns, its highest for the season, on December 19.
If Amazon's Echo speaker was one of its best sellers, it appears to also have been a victim of its own success. Year-to-date, AMZN has gained 21.03%, versus a -9.20% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.
But popularity can come with a price, as many consumers saw in Europe over Christmas Day when a surge in voice requests undoubtedly caused by consumers plugging in newly acquired smart speakers, caused Alexa to crash.