Amazon.com Inc. just announced that the holiday shopping season in 2016 was the best the company has ever seen.
Amazon shipped more than 1 billion items this holiday season through its Prime and Fulfillment services. It also received a record number of orders on its Alexa devices.
The company released a statement on Tuesday saying, “Sales for Echo speakers based on Alexa’s voice-recognition software were nine times more than the 2015 holiday season.”
According to Amazon, more than 70% of its users placed an order using their mobile device during the holiday.
Amazon shares are up 13 percent this year through Friday.
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