Amazon Reports Holiday Shopping Results

Online retailer today announced details of the results of their 2005 holiday shopping season, calling it the best ever. Many of these results were generated through the company’s online “Delight-O-Meter” tracking feature.

Amazon reported that across their network of sites approximately 108 million items were ordered, with a reported more than 99 percent of those orders being shipped in time to meet holiday deadlines worldwide in over 200 countries. Single day records for the online retailer found more than 3.6 million, or 41 per second, items being ordered on Dec. 12, with Amazon shipping more than 2.7 million items in one peak day.

“To our customers around the world–thank you,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of “We are grateful to our customers for shopping with us this holiday season and we wish everyone a happy new year.”

Get our Top Stories delivered to your inbox: