Amazon Fire tablet dominates retailer’s holiday-season sales

From the day Amazon announced that its Fire tablet would sell for a mere $50, we knew this slate would be a big deal. It didn’t really matter how meager some of the specs looked on paper, nor how frustrating it was that the tablet’s Fire OS lacked the familiarity of traditional Android; at that price, this thing was going to sell, and sell like hotcakes. With the holiday shopping season now drawn to a close, Amazon’s sharing a bunch of figures about just what we bought this year – and unsurprisingly, that impossibly affordable tablet is right up there at the top.

The Fire tablet wasn’t just Amazon’s single most best-selling item, but it also topped the chart of fulfilled purchases from customer wish lists – an honor it shared with another of Amazon’s own products, the Amazon Echo.

The company also saw big success with its Fire TV streaming stick, which grabbed the number-three sales spot. And while we don’t have any specific numbers on sales, Amazon also notes that the Fire Kids Edition and Fire HD 6 tablets were some of its best-sellers among tablets in general.

Other statistics germane to our mobile interests include the fact that some 70 percent of Amazon shoppers accessed the site via a mobile device, and that use of the company’s app doubled compared to last year. During Cyber Monday sales in particular, shoppers placed orders for electronics from their phones 33 times every second.

If you’re curious to check out the best-sellers in some other categories (that 300-foot roll of Dixon Valve TTB75 PTFE Industrial Sealant Tape sure was a popular stocking stuffer), check out the source link below.

Source: Amazon

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