Undoubtedly this year was great for the ecommerce giant Amazon. According to the latest reports Amazon stated that this holiday season was another record-setter for the company. Thus this year was a big year for the general retail sector, signaling that the decade-long economic growth in the US still has some things left in it.
Well, this is the great news for the sellers and investors equally but the magic of this achievement is not over yet as there are a plethora of gift cards that customers have received on shopping to be redeemed and thus they will spend more cash in the coming weeks.
Among the top sellers of the Amazon holiday season included the Fire TV Stick, Echo Dot, and Echo Show 5. In addition to this, the Alexa-enabled devices have been massive hits for Amazon in the precedent few years, helping the company detain the major share of the voice assistant marketplace.
In this super sale season, the people bought things that Amazon didn’t make, too. It was a great time as people are ready to buy third-party products as well, and this way the company sold way more products on Amazon this year than they sold last year. Although the company said 3rd party product sales increased by a double-digit fraction from last year, surpassing one billion things sold.
Among the most popular items that were brought by users iRobot’s (IRBT) Roomba 675 vacuum, LOL Surprise Glitter Globe Doll Winter Disco Series with Glitter Hair, and the perennially popular Instant Pot Duo 80 pressure cooker are the things that are leading the charts. Well, those were the most well-liked items for humans.
“The Guardians” by John Grisham was the most-sought-after book during the holidays. “Home Alone” was the most-searched holiday movie on Fire TV and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” has been the most-played song on Amazon Music since Thanksgiving.
In addition to the above, the people also shopped at places other than the Amazon site. This has created a strong economy and less holiday season helped stores achieve huge profits at the last-minute shopping.
According to SpendingPulse report, the credit card company also observed that a delayed Thanksgiving also boosted the sales this year as compared to 2018. To make the most out of this season the companies started paying huge discounts deals before Thanksgiving, thus helping boost overall sales.
The e-commerce company on Thursday also revealed that during the holiday season, the number of things delivered by means of Prime Free One-Day and Prime Free Same-Day Delivery nearly quadrupled compared to the similar period a year ago. At this time when people are considering that the holiday season is officially over, actually, it is not the case. And if you are planning to make a return, worry not, as Amazon recently extended its free return policy through December 31, 2019. So enjoy your shopping with the ecommerce giant.