Amazon announces record-breaking holiday season

Amazon has announced that the 2018 holiday season saw the company break numerous records, including receiving more orders than ever before.

While Amazon did not provide specific figures, it claimed to have sold “millions more” Amazon devices than previous years.

The most popular Amazon devices over the festive season were the Echo, Echo Dot, and Fire TV Stick 4K.

The company added that tens of millions of customers also began free Amazon Prime trials or paid memberships.

Over a billion items were shipped to customers for free through the Amazon Prime service throughout the course of the holiday season, it added.

Amazon also lauded the influence of small and medium-sized businesses on their store, and over half of all items sold on Amazon were from small and medium-sized businesses.

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