Amazon.com has its best holiday ever (again)

It seems that every year is Amazon.com's "best year ever." That's no surprise given that the number of people shopping online is growing every year and a huge number of them shop at the 'zon. Every year, Amazon releases a list of holiday shopping minutiae, including popular items and details of a few interesting shipments. Here are the highlights:

  • When they were in stock, Amazon sold 17 Nintendo Wiis per second.
  • It shipped more than 99 percent of orders in time to meet holiday deadlines. Translation: Not quite one out of every hundred shoppers were screwed!
  • On "Green Monday," the peak of the season for e-commerce, the company sold 5.4 million items, an average of 62.5 items per second. Wait, so would that be 27 percent Nintendo Wiis?
  • On its peak shipping day, Amazon shipped over 3.9 million units.

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