Amazon announces record sales for holiday season in 2018

Amazon’s Alexa suffers outages on Christmas Day as device appeared to cope with onslaught of new users

Amazon’s Alexa suffers outages on Christmas Day as device appeared to cope with onslaught of new users

Despite the disruptions and bad press, Alexa was the most popular app in the Apple App Store and Google Play store on Christmas Day, so apparently people are still willing to trust Amazon's service.

Customers worldwide ordered more items than ever from Amazon this holiday season, the company announced Wednesday.

Millions of items in the US were shipped with Prime free same-day shipping, Prime free one-day shipping and Prime Now free two-hour delivery. It doesn't immediately ask you to log into your Amazon account, which is weird considering you need one to use Alexa on Alexa-enabled devices. Millions of Amazon Fire TV, Kindle, and Fire Tablet were sold during the holiday season. It has been another record-breaking holiday season for the e-commerce giant. Glam Glitter Series doll, Bose wireless headphones and clothes from Carhartt.

"This season was our best yet, and we look forward to continuing to bring our customers what they want, in ways most convenient for them in 2019", said Amazon worldwide consumer CEO Jeff Wilke.

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The lower-cost Echo Dot has consistently been an Amazon top seller thanks to its lower price point and Amazon's hefty discounts that help push undecided shoppers into impulse buys. A lot of customers paired their Echos with the best-selling smart home devices, like the Amazon Smart Plug, the Ring Video Doorbell 2, TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug Mini Outlet, and the iRobot Roomba 690 - all best-sellers.

Amazon directly answered to the user's complaint about Alexa and said that it was just because of the overload of virtual voice assistant which results into connectivity issues to the users.

Amazon's holiday shopping announcement is filled with other interesting facts about new retail trends. Over the holidays, for example, Amazon was offering up to Christmas Eve delivery in select markets where its same-day delivery service Prime Now is available.

"Alexa Crashed On Christ" Alexa took a day off on Christmas and many users particularly in the United Kingdom were not amused. As you all were aware that it is not the first time Amazon Alexa is having such as problem.

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