Seth Shapiro's Business Innovation Blog

I’m in Seattle, where Amazon announced their most successful Christmas season ever. Some stats below:

On it busiest day, Dec 10, Amazon customers ordered more than 5.4 million items, which is 62.5 items per second.
— Amazon shipped more than 99 percent of orders in time to meet holiday deadlines worldwide.

— On the peak day this season, Amazon’s worldwide fulfillment network shipped over 3.9 million units.
— sold Nintendo Wii systems at approximately 17 per second when they were in stock.

— sold enough high-def DVD players to cover seven football fields.

— If you lined up all of the GPS units sold this holiday, they would make a trail from New York to Philadelphia

— sold enough auto wrenches to stretch all the way around the Daytona 500 track.

— sold enough Hannah Montana wigs to outfit the entire audience at her December 20th show in Providence, RI.

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