As you may or may not know, Amazon reported that they had their best holiday season, while many other companies reported losses. It is no surprise that Amazon had a good holiday season because there isn’t any sales tax applied to your purchases, their prices are usually cheaper than in stores, shipping is usually free. Overall, you can shop without having to leave the comfort of your house.
Now, the category that sold the most items was electronics – what a surprise. The most popular items were Samsung’s 52 inch HDTV, the iPod, Acer netbook, and the Nintendo Wii. Amazon did not provide us with any specific model numbers for the HDTV or iPod. In addition, an astonishing 6.3 million units were sold on December 15 alone and Amazon sold goods to more than 210 countries between a time period of November 14 and December 24 – and 99% of these orders made it before Christmas.
It will be interesting to see how the top products change from this year to next year, but I expect that HDTVs will still be up there.