Amazon.com Inc. said Monday it added three million new members to its Amazon Prime service in the third week of December, boosting what was already a record holiday season for the online giant.
Prime members made the company’s “The Man in the High Castle” television series the most watched on Prime Video this season, and helped double the total viewing hours of Prime Video titles compared with 2014, the company said in a statement.
Here’s more of how Amazon AMZN, -0.27% described business over the holidays:
It was the best ever for sales of Amazon devices, including the new Fire tablet.
More than 200 million more items shipped without a delivery charge this season versus last one. Christmas Eve was the biggest-ever day for Prime Now deliveries. Prime Now offers free two-hour delivery for Prime members in selected markets.
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Nearly 70% of Amazon.com customers made purchases using a mobile device.
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Among the most popular Prime Now items sold were Simply Orange Juice, Bounty Paper Towels and Haribo Gold Bears.
The most-watched film on Prime Video was “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.”
The most-watched movie on Christmas day was “Interstellar.”
The top streamed holiday movie on Amazon Video on Fire TV was “Christmas Classics Volume 1,” a collection of eight holiday films that include “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ and “Frosty the Snowman.”
On Amazon Music, Adele’s new album “25” was the biggest pre-sale digital album ever, yet another record for the British singer.
Michael Bublé’s “Christmas” was the most played holiday album on Prime Music.
On Kindle, Paula Hawkins’ novel “The Girl on the Train” was the most purchased book.
Other best sellers on Amazon.com included: the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD, the Fujifilm INSTAX Mini Instant Film Twin Pack, and the Panasonic RPHJE120K In-Ear Headphone.
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