Amazon has busiest holiday selling season

By Derek Sooman on December 28, 2004, 2:14 PM
Amazon, who say that this has been the online retailer's busiest holiday selling season in 10 years, have claimed that for the first time sales of consumer electronics surpassed book sales this Thanksgiving weekend. The company also said that they have set a single-day sales record during the period with more than 2.8 million units, or 32 items per second, ordered across the globe.

Visitor traffic peaked at an estimated 700,000 users during a 60-minute period, according to's Holiday Shoppers tracking program.

Its top-selling electronics products include Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL)'s iPod media player, DVD players and digital cameras, said.

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.