2006 was a banner year for Amazon.com. In an announcement released today, Amazon.com said 2006, its 12th season, was the most successful holiday season yet.
December 11th marked the busiest day of the season on which Amazon customer orders exceeded 4 million items and Amazon’s worldwide fulfillment network shipped over 3.4 million units to over 200 countries. Amazon.com sustained its reputation for reliability by shipping more than 99 percent of orders in time to meet holiday deadlines worldwide.
Some other interesting Amazon.com 2006 Holiday Facts include:
- Amazon sold enough orange flavored Airborne health supplements to supply every passenger on 192 Boeing 747s.
- Enough coffee pods were sold to make coffee for everyone in Austin, Texas.
- Amazon’s Electronics store sold its most expensive MP3 player to date in 2006, the $19,999 Trekstor i.Beat Organix Gold 1GB MP3 player.
- The last Prime order placed on December 22nd in time for Christmas delivery contained a Bogen-Manfrotto Classic Tripod (Silver) delivered to Norman, Oklahoma on December 23rd.
What was everyone buying? Some of the top selling items included:
- Toys – Radica 20 Questions, Laugh & Learn Cuddly Learning Puppy and Princess Genevieve Doll – Barbie In the 12 Dancing Princesses.
- DVDs – Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest (Two-Disc Collectors Edition), Cars (Widescreen Edition) and An Inconvenient Truth.
- Music – Awake by Josh Groban, Love by the Beatles and Wintersong by Sarah McLachlan.
- Books – You: On a Diet: The Owner’s Manual for Waist Management by Mehmet C. Oz and Michael F. Roizen, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama and Living Divine Relationships by Zhi Gang Sha.
- Consumer Electronics – Apple iPods (various), Canon Powershot Digital Elph Cameras and Garmin GPS Systems.
- Software Titles – World of Warcraft Expansion: Burning Crusade (not yet released), The Sims 2 Pet Expansion Pack (Windows Me, 98, XP, 2000) and Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 (Windows XP).