Amazon sold 426 items per second in run-up to Christmas

Just like last year, Amazon is reporting that the 2013 shopping season was its biggest yet, not just in terms of its sales, but also with its services. The company announced today that on Cyber Monday alone, more than 36.8 million items were ordered worldwide, up from last year’s 26.5 million items — that’s about 426 items purchased per second. Amazon Prime broke records as well, gaining more than 1 million new members in the third week of December.

Kindles and Kindle Fire tablets topped Amazon’s bestseller charts, with most sales coming over the Cyber Monday weekend. Once again, Amazon held back on the hard numbers for those sales, but even without much-needed context, it is clear that Amazon isn’t suffering when it comes to its…

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