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Amazon Has Best-Ever Holiday Season As Traditional Retail Stays Lukewarm





If every recipient of a KitchenAid Mixer sold on Amazon since Nov. 1 decided to bake cookies at the same time, they would make around 7.5 million cookies at once.

The takeaway here isn’t that the world is in desperate need of more cookies (although, generally speaking, it couldn’t hurt), but that Amazon had a fantastic holiday shopping season. Its “best-ever,” according to a company release, with more than one billion items shipped around the globe. (The company declined to share more detailed sales figures with The Huffington Post.)

Other interesting highlights from the report include:

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