Even better, the entire smart home segment did well in Amazon's stores, with Amazon's own devices breaking records and other devices being some of the most popular items bought from the e-commerce giant. Amazon shares were up 1.9 percent to $1,369.12 at 10:57 a.m.in New York Wednesday. Small- and medium-sized businesses also enjoyed a stellar holiday season with more items ordered around the globe and across all categories. Along with the Christmas sales report, the picture seems much brighter than Amazon had initially projected in its latest earnings results. But investors will still have to wait for Amazon's fourth-quarter earnings to understand the impact of these sales since the company did not disclose the amount of revenue generated this season.
"We look forward to continuing to bring our customers what they want, in ways most convenient for them in 2019". Because of Prime's guarantee, Amazon's peak season already lasts later and is much greater than those of their competitors.
Amazon's strong holiday season performance can be attributed in part to the increased consumer confidence that also boosted the rest of the retail sector.
The fact that Amazon carries so many different items adds to and enhances their general overall peak.
Amazon's most popular devices this year were the all-new 2018 Echo Dot, Fire Stick 4K and Echo. In addition, Amazon sold a record number of products such as iRobot Roomba 690, Ring Video Doorbell, and Amazon smart Plug, which are smart home devices.
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Shipments of Blink- and Ring-branded first-party smart home devices did not quite hit the expectations, but they, in addition to the smart home machines sector widely, were more as compared to past year, Amazon claimed.
Amazon's Alexa suffered outages last week, as the number of Alexa users grown up unexpectedly on December 25 with the onslaught of new users.
The voice-controlled virtual assistant was overloaded with requests - leaving users unable to get any response. It also said that tens of millions of people took out trials or paid Amazon Prime memberships over the period.