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Amazon Sellers Sold 1 Billion Items Worldwide over the Holidays

02

Jan 2021

Amazon Sellers Sold 1 Billion Items Worldwide over the Holidays

Amazon said it delivered billions of items to customers around the world this holiday season in its annual post. As usual, you’ll have to wait until mid- to late-January to find more color when it releases its fourth-quarter financial results (and even then, it doesn’t provide granular data). But it did offer some factoids to chew on in its post-holiday blog post. Package pickup: Offering...

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U.S. holiday shopping season best in six years: report

30

Dec 2018

U.S. holiday shopping season best in six years: report

Sales in the 2018 U.S. holiday shopping season rose 5.1 percent to over $850 billion, the strongest in six years, according to a Mastercard report on Wednesday, as shoppers were encouraged by a robust economy and early discounts. The data follows Amazon.com Inc’s announcement of a “record-breaking” selling season, with the online retail giant shipping a billion items for free through its Prime membership in...

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The Buzz: Black Friday, holiday shopping swings more online, away from stores

21

Oct 2017

The Buzz: Black Friday, holiday shopping swings more online, away from stores

Shoppers have had it with crowds and Christmas shopping angst. They plan to avoid a lot of the hassle this year by filling more of their holiday shopping lists online (54 percent) than in brick-and-mortar stores (46 percent), according to a survey released this week by Accenture. And they’re going to avoid going out on the busiest shopping days. Slightly more than half (52 percent) of survey respondents said they’re less...

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