Amazon's Holiday Sales
It looks like Santa might not have been the only one working hard this holiday season.
Amazon says that 2016 was its best season yet with more than one billion packages shipped worldwide. The company says that most of those orders came from mobile devices and its busiest day was December 19th, the Monday before Christmas. In addition to that, Amazon prime customers, spent twice as much as other customers on Amazon because they're able to take advantage of the free two day shipping.
Besides helping to deliver gifts across the globe, it was also a big year for Amazon products. The company's voice activated assistant Alexa, both in the large and small form were top sellers. Amazon says they don't have final numbers yet but they sold around nine times more than last year.
Outside of its own products Amazon says the other top sellers of the year included Keurig cups, the movie “Finding Dory,” Samsung’s virtual reality headset and Pokémon games for a Nintendo system. Looks like the North Pole might not be the only employment opportunity for the elves after all.