Here are the most popular products from Amazon's 'biggest ever' holiday season, Inc. (AMZN) Absolutely Dominates The Smart Speaker World

More than 6,000 trailers and 32 Amazon Air planes were active in the USA during the holiday season.

Meanwhile, Amazon's newer Alexa-enabled devices, the Echo Spot, Echo Dot and Echo Buttons sold out this holiday season. Its Alexa voice assistant landed in more homes, with "tens of millions of Alexa-enabled" devices sold during the period. Another tidbit is that the peak day of customer fulfillment this past year was on December 19.

In a weird twist, however, Amazon added that the most popular item its customers purchased while using its Alexa-powered speakers was, in fact, the Echo Dot speaker. More than 4 million started a Prime trial or paid membership in just one hectic week of holiday shopping. It's also worth noting that Fire TV Stick sales increased by more than 100% year over year.

Of course, what holiday would be complete with a bit of boozing and schmoozing? "Jingle Bells." For Bezos, that's the sound of his servers ringing virtual cash registers.

The recipe for chocolate chip cookies was the most requested recipe this holiday season.

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Alexa customers turned on their holiday lights more than a million times via Alexa this holiday season.

Music listening time on Alexa was 3x as much this holiday season compared to last holiday season. They lowered iPhone X sales projections for the first quarter of next year, citing signs of lackluster demand at the end of the holiday shopping season, and the company's shares fell 2.5 percent Tuesday, weighing down the Dow Jones industrial average.

The Echo Dot was the "best-selling product from any manufacturer in any category" on Amazon's website, the company said, bragging that millions were sold.

Shopping on the Amazon app increased by almost 70 percent.


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