Amazon this morning announced that on its peak day for this year, November 29, customers ordered more than 13.7 million items worldwide across all product categories, which translates to a – self-proclaimed – record-breaking 158 items per second.
November 29 was, of course, Cyber Monday in the United States, the Monday immediately following Black Friday.
According to comScore, overall online spending in the United States surpassed $1 billion on Cyber Monday in 2010, up 16 percent versus year ago. Clearly, Amazon took a huge piece of that particular pie.
Amazon said its worldwide fulfillment network shipped a total of more than 9 million units across all product categories on the peak day this holiday season, to 178 countries.
Kindle Wi-Fi and Kindle 3G were the best-selling products on Amazon.com this season. As we reported earlier today, the new, third-gen Kindle has even surpassed ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ as the bestselling product in Amazon’s history.
How’s that for a merry Christmas?
More stats and figures are available in the release, but here are some of Amazon.com’s “Hot Holiday Bestsellers” (November 14 through December 19, based on units ordered):
Kindle (Wi-Fi); Kindle 3G; and Apple iPod touch 8GB
Scrabble Flash Cubes; Qwirkle Board Game; and LEGO Ultimate Building Set
Video Games and Hardware
Call of Duty: Black Ops; Just Dance 2; and Donkey Kong Country Returns
“Inception”; “The Blind Side”; and “Toy Story 3”
“The Confession: A Novel” by John Grisham; “Decision Points” by George Bush; and “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand
“My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” by Kanye West; “The 99 Most Essential Christmas Masterpieces” (Amazon Exclusive) by various artists; and “Born Free” by Kid Rock
Anime Studio Debut 7; Manga Studio Debut 4; and Adobe Photoshop Elements 9
Samsung Captivate Android Phone (AT&T); HTC DROID INCREDIBLE Android Phone (Verizon Wireless); and Motorola DROID X Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)