Here are the most popular products from Amazon's 'biggest ever' holiday season

Posted December 27, 2017

Amazon issued an after-Christmas press release - as always, it talked a lot about its services but was shy on details.

In a statement released Tuesday, Amazon said it has sold "tens of millions" of Echo devices worldwide, with Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote being the most popular products in Amazon across all categories. As one quick example, Amazon notes that customers ordered more than 1,400 electronic products per second via mobile devices during the recent holiday shopping season.

"Customers shopped from hundreds of millions of products, including a vast selection from small businesses and entrepreneurs".

Amazon's peak day of customer fulfillment in 2017 was December 19.

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The holiday shopping season is finally over and that means Amazon has some shopping data for us.

One eye-catching figure: More than 4 million people signed up for Prime free trials or began paid memberships in a one-week period, according to Amazon.

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Amazon Air carried enough packages to equal over a billion Echo Dots.

Shopping on Amazon's mobile app also saw 70 percent growth, representing increasing consumer familiarity with shopping from mobile devices.

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On Prime Video, the most-watched TV season over the holidays was Amy Sherman-Palladino's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and the most-watched series overall was "The Grand Tour" (both Amazon Studios originals).

You can view the full press release on Amazon's press release website.

Amazon's record-breaking holiday season signals mounting trouble for brick-and-mortar retailers already struggling in the face of the e-commerce giant.

While Amazon is a major business, the company said more than half of its online sales are generated through small businesses, much of this via Fulfillment by Amazon.

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