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Amazon issued an after-Christmas press release - as always, it talked a lot about its services but was shy on details. The Echo Dot led the sales of "tens of millions" of Alexa-enabled devices worldwide, according to the company, which said Echo Dot, Echo Spot, and Echo Buttons sold out this holiday season. Small businesses and entrepreneurs who sell their products on Amazon's platform accounted for almost 140 million items that were ordered.

More than 6,000 trailers and 32 Amazon Air planes were active in the US during the holiday season.

"Since Day One we have obsessed over what we believe our customers care about - incredible deals and low prices, fast and free shipping, and a wide selection of top products - and we continue to provide all three, all the time", said Jeff Wilke, Amazon's CEO of Worldwide Consumer, in the statement.

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Amazon also said the $30 Echo Dot was the No. 1 best-selling product over the 2017 holiday season from any manufacturer out of the millions of items available in its online store - but didn't say how many were sold.

Across North America and the Europe, associates at 10 fulfillment centers picked, packed, and shipped more than one million customer packages in a single day.

Prime members shopped more than 100,000 Lightning Deals on Amazon.com with Prime Early Access. Compared to last year's holiday season, Amazon sold "millions more" Amazon devices during this year's holiday season.

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The e-commerce giant fueled more purchases through mobile this holiday season, with worldwide shopping increase 70 percent year-over-year.

You can view the full press release on Amazon's press release website.

While Amazon is a major business, the company said more than half of its online sales are generated through small businesses, much of this via Fulfillment by Amazon.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999.

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