Friday, 2 January 2015

Nearly 60 percent of customers shopped using a mobile or tablet at Christmas 2014

Amazon shipped to 185 countries this holiday.
Sunday Delivery expanded across the country, delivering holiday packages to thousands of cities in the US.
This holiday, Amazon customers ordered more than 10 times as many items with Same-Day Delivery, over 2013.
The last Prime One-Day Shipping order on delivered in time for Christmas was placed on December 23, 2014 at 2:55 p.m. EST and shipped to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The order included Nature’s Miracle No More Marking, 24-ounce spray and a men’s Champion Evo Fleece Full Zip Hoodie.
The last Prime Now order that was delivered in time for Christmas included 3 different 12-packs of Bai5, 5 calorie, 100% Natural, Antioxidant Infused Beverage, 18-ounce bottles. Flavor varieties included Costa Rica Clementine, Limu Lemon and Molokai Coconut. The order was placed on December 24 at 10:24pm and was delivered at 11:06pm.
Customer Purchases
Nearly 60 percent of customers shopped using a mobile device this holiday. Mobile shopping accelerated as customers got later into the shopping season.
Cyber Monday continues to be’s peak mobile shopping day. Black Friday had the most rapid growth in mobile shopping.
Total holiday sales from the Amazon app for smartphones doubled in 2014 in the US.
On Cyber Monday, Amazon customers worldwide ordered more than 18 toys per second from a mobile device.
This holiday, 16 times more Amazon customers shopped on than over the 2013 holiday season.
Since launching, AmazonSmile has generated millions of dollars in donations for customers’ favorite charitable organizations.
This holiday season, AmazonSmile customers supported seven times more charitable organizations than last year.
Amazon customers purchased enough Elsa dolls to reach the top of Cinderella's castle 855 times.
If all of the Percy Jackson Heroes of Olympus books purchased by Amazon customers during the holidays were piled up, they would be more than twice as tall as Washington State's Mount Olympus and Mount Olympus in Greece—stacked on top of each other.
Amazon customers purchased enough Sophie the Giraffe teethers to equal the height of 788 real giraffes.
If every Amazon customer who purchased a copy of Pokémon Alpha Sapphire or Pokémon Omega Ruby this holiday season caught every species of monster in the game, they would have collected more Pokémon than the entire population of the US.
Amazon customers purchased enough Lifestraws to sustain more than 115,000 thirsty campers for a year.
If every shoe from each pair of pumps Amazon Fashion customers purchased this holiday season were stacked on top of each other they would equal 52 times the Empire State Building.
The number of pairs of cowboy boots Amazon Fashion customers purchased this holiday season is enough to provide a new pair of boots to the population of Cheyenne, Wyoming, home of one of the largest rodeos.
Amazon customers purchased enough wiper blades for every driver in Mobile, Alabama, the rainiest city in the US.
The total length of Duck Brand Disney Frozen duct tape purchased by Amazon customers this holiday season could stretch to the top of Disneyland's Matterhorn more than 729 times.
Assuming the average customer moisturizes twice per day, Amazon sold enough O'Keefe's Hand and Foot Cream to provide a lifetime supply to the entire Seattle Seahawks football team roster.
Amazon customers purchased enough laser pointer pet toys to give more than seven to every Lasik eye surgeon in the US.
Amazon customers purchased enough commercial butane torches to caramelize 31,000 crème brulees.
Amazon customers purchased enough Rubbermaid storage containers to pack a lunch for the entire population of Montana."
Source:  Press release from Amazon (US), 26th December 2014

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