SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 26, 2008–Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the 2008 holiday season finished as its best ever, with over 6.3 million items ordered worldwide on the peak day, Dec. 15, which is a record-breaking 72.9 items per second.
“We are extremely grateful to our customers,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. “We wish everyone happy holidays and the very best for the coming year.”
— Amazon shipped to over 210 countries.
— One of our most remote shipments was Take Along Thomas & Friends toys, delivered to Unalaska, Alaska.
— On the peak day this season, Amazon’s worldwide fulfillment network shipped over 5.6 million units.
— Amazon shipped over 169,000 units to APO/FPO addresses.
— Amazon shipped more than 99 percent of orders in time to meet holiday deadlines worldwide.
Amazon.com 2008 Holiday Facts (www.amazon.com only):
— Amazon.com sold enough “Breaking Dawn” books that stacked end to end they would reach the summit of Mt. Everest eight times.
— During the period from Nov. 15 – Dec. 10, Amazon sold one copy of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 every 2.5 minutes.
— The weight of all GPS devices sold from Black Friday through December equals the combined weight of 151 Mini Coopers.
— Amazon sold enough high-performance headphones that everyone attending the last three Super Bowls could grab a set and rock out.
— Amazon Grocery sold enough coffee to give each resident of the highly caffeinated city of Seattlea cup per day for two months.
— Amazon sold enough Casio G-Shock watches to outfit every Kanye West fan attending the 2008 Glow in the Dark Tour concert at Madison Square Garden, N.Y.
— Amazon sold enough Coldplay CDs that laid side by side they’d stretch from Seattle to Violet Hill(a street in London and the album’s first single) and more than halfway back.
— Amazon sold enough Munchkin Mozart Magic Cubes to fill every seat in the Sydney Opera House five times over.
— Amazon sold enough Wild Planet Hyper Dash games that the total weight of sets sold is over 81,000 pounds — almost the size of two 747 aircrafts.
— Amazon sold enough Spalding basketballs to fill three C-130 cargo planes.
— The last One-Day Prime order placed on Dec. 23 in time for Christmas delivery contained a “Dora the Explorer” micro-shell helmet, and was delivered to Sherman Oaks, California on Dec. 24.
— The last Same-Day Prime order placed at 7:25 a.m. on Dec. 24 in time for Christmas delivery contained a Pinzon 400-thread-count, 100 percent Egyptian Cotton Hemstitch full sheet set, and was delivered at 6:12 p.m. to Las Vegas, Nevada on Dec. 24.