Amazon devices sales up more than double over last year during holiday shopping weekend and Cyber Monday

  • Millions of Echo Dot devices sold since launch—sales of Amazon Echo family of devices up more than 7x over last year’s Cyber Monday
  • Sales of Amazon Fire TV devices up over 2.5x this Cyber Monday—continues to be the #1 streaming media player family in the U.S. across all retailers
  • Fire Tablets sales up 2x this Cyber Monday—best holiday shopping weekend ever for Fire Kids Edition

SEATTLE, 2016-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Nov. 29, 2016) announced its best-ever holiday shopping weekend for devices—including a record-breaking Cyber Monday with Amazon device sales up more than 2x over last year and millions of devices sold.

Echo Dot, Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, Fire tablet, and Amazon Echo were not only the best-selling Amazon devices, but they were the best-selling products from any manufacturer in any category across all of Amazon.

  • Millions of the all-new Echo Dot sold since launch—sales of Amazon Echo family of devices up over 7x over last year’s Cyber Monday.
  • Millions of Alexa devices were purchased this holiday shopping weekend.
  • Fire Tablets sales were up 2x compared to last Cyber Monday.
  • Fire Kids Edition has its best holiday shopping weekend ever—continues to be the #1 kids tablet in the U.S., across all retailers.
  • Amazon Fire TV sales were up more than 2.5x year-over-year on Cyber Monday. Fire TV continues to be the #1 streaming media player in the U.S., across all retailers.
  • The Kindle e-reader business continues to grow—customers bought hundreds of thousands of Kindle e-readers this holiday weekend.

“Customers purchased millions of Amazon’s Alexa-enabled devices this holiday weekend—the all-new Echo Dot, the best-selling 7” Fire tablet, and the new Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote are all available for under $50 and all powered by Alexa,” said Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices & Services. “It’s never been easier to have Alexa in any or every room, and we’re excited for millions of new customers to discover Alexa this holiday season.”

Many Amazon device customers already enjoyed using Alexa this holiday weekend, as well as other festive Amazon content on their devices:

  • Alexa helped customers prep and cook for their Thanksgiving gatherings. Customers asked Alexa to set nearly 2x as many timers on Thanksgiving Day as the day before, and customers asked Alexa nearly 3x as many questions about cooking during Thanksgiving week compared to the week prior.
  • The top 3 most popular Kindle cookbooks downloaded during Thanksgiving week include: “Essential Spices and Herbs,” “The Healthy Pressure Cooker Cookbook,” and “Me, Myself and Pie.”
  • Customers listened to 40% more Amazon Music on Alexa devices than any other device on Thanksgiving.
  • The top playlist on Alexa devices for Thanksgiving was “Thanksgiving with the Family;” the following day, “Christmas Classics” became the #1 playlist.
  • Prime Video’s hit new show “The Grand Tour” was the most streamed title on Thanksgiving Day, followed by “Goliath.”
  • The most popular holiday titles viewed on Amazon Video on Thanksgiving Day include “Christmas Vacation” and “Charlie Brown Christmas.”

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Amazon announces Alexa, Echo, and Echo Dot now available in the UK and Germany

Amazon announces Alexa, Echo, and Echo Dot now available in the UK and Germany
Amazon announces Alexa, Echo, and Echo Dot now available in the UK and Germany

 

SEATTLE, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Sep. 14, 2016) announced that Alexa, Echo, and the all-new Echo Dot are now available for customers in the UK and Germany. Read the press release announcing Alexa in the UK: www.amazon.co.uk/pr and in Germany: www.amazon-presse.de.

“Millions of customers love Alexa, and we’re thrilled to introduce her to the UK and Germany,” said Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices and Services. “We’re also excited to expand the Alexa Skills Kit and the Alexa Voice Service, so developers and hardware makers around the world can create Alexa experiences for UK and German customers.”

Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are voice-controlled speakers designed entirely around your voice—they’re always ready, hands-free, and fast. Alexa is the brain behind Echo and Echo Dot—just ask, and she’ll answer questions, play music, read the news, set timers and alarms, recite your calendar, check sports scores, control lights around your home, and much more. With far-field voice control, Echo and Echo Dot can do all this from across the room. Since Alexa runs in the cloud, she is always getting smarter—plus, it is simple and free for developers to build Alexa skills and integrate Alexa into their own products. In the US, there are already over 3,000 skills available for Alexa.

Echo and Echo Dot will start shipping in the UK in the coming weeks. In Germany, Echo and Echo Dot are available by invitation for customers who want to help shape Alexa as she evolves—the devices will start shipping next month.

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Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about.

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Amazon sets record Thanksgiving weekend sales for Amazon devices

Amazon Fire TV is the #1 streaming media player in the US across all retailers—sales on Amazon this weekend up more than 6x year over year

  • Millions of 7” Fire tablets sold since launch—Fire tablet sales this holiday shopping weekend up more than 3x year over year
  • Echo was #1 best seller across all $100+ products available on Amazon.com this Black Friday

SEATTLE, 2015-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced that this holiday shopping weekend was the best ever for Amazon devices:

  • The top-selling products across all of the products available on Amazon.com this Black Friday were Amazon devices—#1 was Fire, #2 was Fire TV Stick.
  • Amazon Fire TV sales are up more than 6x year over year this holiday shopping weekend. From July through October (the last month for which there is data) Fire TV has been the #1 streaming media player in the US, across all retailers.
  • On its first Black Friday, Amazon Echo was the #1 best seller across all $100+ products on Amazon.com.
  • The new $49.99 Fire tablet is the fastest-selling Amazon tablet ever, with millions sold since launch—Amazon tablet sales this weekend are up more than 3x year over year.
  • The Kindle e-reader business continues to grow—customers bought hundreds of thousands of Kindle e-readers this weekend.

“We’re excited that millions of customers will be opening new Amazon devices this holiday season. This has already been the biggest holiday shopping season for Amazon devices, and we’re energized by the year over year growth for all of our product categories,” said Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices. “With a sub-$50 price point for one or $250 for a six-pack, we’ve reached a tipping point with Fire—it is our fastest-selling tablet ever. We’ve already built millions—and we’re ramping up production to build millions more.”

Here’s what reviewers are saying about Amazon devices:

  • “Amazon has updated its Fire TV Stick just in time for the holidays, adding a few welcome features to the already excellent media streamer…It easily earns our Editors’ Choice for budget media streamers.” – PC Magazine
  • “Fire TV is the best all-around streaming box from the three major digital lifestyle platform providers.” – BetaNews
  • “Amazon’s $50 Fire is the Paperback of Entertainment.” – WSJ
  • “For $50, it’s simply the best value tablet you can buy right now.” – Engadget
  • “The Echo may be the closest thing we’ll have to a Star Trek computer at home.” – CNET
  • “With Amazon Echo, it was love at first sight.” – Re/code
  • “If Dickens were alive in 2015, I’d have urged him to buy Amazon’s new $120 Kindle Paperwhite. … [Paperwhite] now has a higher resolution screen, a new easy-on-the-eyes font and new formatting options, making it the closest digital reading device to a real book.” – WSJ
  • “No e-reader has challenged my page-bound allegiance like this new Kindle Paperwhite…” – Gizmodo

Here’s what customers are saying:

  • “The best money I’ve ever spent on Amazon – hands down. This device has exceeded my expectations so far, and it’s still growing every week!” – P. Buchanan about Echo
  • “The Amazon Echo has immediately become part of our family. The voice recognition is excellent, the sound quality is better than I would have expected and the traffic/weather/timer/alarm functionality is very useful.” – Kamus about Echo
  • “Amazon managed to improve on an almost perfect product :)” – A. Mills about Kindle Paperwhite
  • “Absolutely a wonderful reader.” – DTodd about Kindle Paperwhite
  • “Must have device, especially for Amazon Prime members.” – Q. Moore about Fire TV Stick
  • “Bottom line, I’m really ecstatic with my Fire TV box so far.” – C. Martin Jr about Amazon Fire TV
  • “I think this an amazing device for $50 and couldn’t recommend it any higher.” – Heart Dad about Fire
  • “Five Stars. My first tablet is giving me a good intro to the world of tablets.” – Amazon customer about Fire

About Amazon
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about.

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