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Amazon Reports Record Holiday Shopping Season

Dec 27, 2004 (07:12 AM EST)

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Amazon.com Inc. on Monday reported its busiest holiday shopping season ever.

The Seattle-based online retail giant also said in a statement that it set a singe-day record this season of more than 2.8 million units ordered, or 32 items per second.

The period between Nov. 25 and Dec. 24 was the “busiest holiday season ever,” the company said. Exact figures were not released.

On its peak day, Amazon.com shipped more than 2 million units to 217 countries, the company said. More than 99 percent of its orders shipped in time to meet holiday deadlines.

One of Amazon.com’s most remote shipments was a music CD entitled “The Mountain,” by Del McCoury and Steve Earle, which was sent to Arctic Village, Alaska.