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Amazon's Echo Dot speaker literally sells itself

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Devin Neal | 27 December, 2017, 01:38

Twice as many Fire Sticks (the less-sophisticated version) were purchased this year - but usage of Alexa on the higher-end Fire TV devices was 889 percent year-over-year in the U.S.

Looking for an indicator that Amazon's Alexa is a beloved product?

According to Amazon's data, Alexa's East Coast users requested holiday music 2.5 times more than West Coast users, with "Jingle Bells" being the most-requested song.

Amazon said 2017 was its biggest holiday season with customers all around the world shopping at record levels.

Shopping on the Amazon app increased by almost 70 percent. The most-watched Amazon original movie was "The Big Sick" starring Kumail Nanjiani, who co-wrote the script with his wife, Emily V. Gordon.

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

Amazon also said the $30 Echo Dot was the No. 1 best-selling product over the 2017 holiday season from any manufacturer out of the millions of items available in its online store - but didn't say how many were sold.

US Vetoes UN Call for Withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem Decision
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Haley and Trump in a Facebook video, saying: "You lit a candle of truth". He said it was historically meaningful that the US vote against 14 council members left the country "alone" at the U.N.

"Since Day One we have obsessed over what we believe our customers care about-incredible deals and low prices, fast and free shipping, and a wide selection of top products-and we continue to provide all three, all the time".

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

"The more that Amazon cannot just get its Echo devices out there, but get its Alexa technology embedded in a variety of things, including cars, that'll be the long-term win", Mark Mahaney told CNBC's "Squawk Alley" on Tuesday.

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

This combined with the fact that Amazon is the largest retailer in the world, makes being blacklisted a negative impact on sales even for a company of Google's size.

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999.

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