Celebrates Busiest Holiday Ever shipped a record number of packages this holiday

Prime experiences record-breaking holiday season – more than three million new members worldwide joined Prime during the third week of December alone

SEATTLE, Dec. 28, 2015 /CNW/ - This was the busiest holiday ever for, with a record number of packages shipped during the season. Plus, for the first time in Canada, Prime members were eligible for Prime Early Access, providing 30-minutes of early access to limited-time Lightning Deals. In Canada, Amazon Prime offers unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping, unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos and more. Globally, this holiday was a record-breaker for Amazon Prime — more than three million members worldwide joined Prime during the third week of December. 

"We are thankful to our customers for making the 2015 holiday season a record-breaker for," said Alexandre Gagnon, Country Manager for "From great deals to a variety of fast, convenient delivery options, we're continuing to make it easier for customers to save time and money on their holiday shopping and all year long."

Holiday Fun Facts

Amazon Prime:

  • Record number of units shipped worldwide with Amazon Prime.
  • More than three million customers joined Prime in third week of December.
  • Amazon Prime membership continues to grow, and we have tens of millions of members worldwide.
  • Members worldwide uploaded more than a billion photos for free with Prime Photos this holiday.



  • Amazon shipped to 185 countries this holiday.
  • The last Prime Same-Day order on that was delivered in time for Christmas was placed on December 24 at 4:35 p.m. and shipped to Surrey, British Columbia.
  • The last Prime One-Day Shipping order on that was delivered in time for Christmas was placed on December 23 at 2:17 p.m. and shipped to Levis, Québec. The item was an Electrohome USB Charging Alarm Clock Radio with Time Projection.


Customer Purchases:

  • On Cyber Monday, Amazon customers worldwide ordered more than 33 electronics per second from a mobile device.
  • customers purchased enough LEGO creative brick boxes to reach the top of the CN Tower 27 times.
  • customers purchased more pairs of jeans than there are cities, towns and villages in Canada.
  • customers purchased enough AeroGarden seed pod kits to be able to build a garden big enough to fill over five curling sheets.
  • customers purchased enough Jurassic World to equal the length of 58 Indominus Rex.
  • customers purchased enough Amope nail care devices for each 2015 Miss Universe contestant to self-manicure her nails 44 times.
  • customers purchased enough Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection to reach the top of Hogwarts castle 16 times.
  • customers purchased enough Singer 1304 sewing machines during the holiday to produce 3.2 trillion stiches in one day.
  • customers purchased enough World Cuisine Tri-Blade Spiral Vegetable Slicers to slice enough apples for over two million apple pies in one day.
  • If you laid out all the cards from the number of Exploding Kittens board games sold on you could span 1,231 hockey arenas.
  • It will take customers more than 15 years to complete Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection on their new PS4.
  • customers will be enjoying their first listen of Adele's album 25 for a total of 734 days.
  • customers purchased enough ugly Christmas sweaters to give five to each Canadian Olympic medalist across both summer and winter games since Paris 1900.
  • The total length of all chain necklaces purchased by customers during the holiday season is longer than 225 Ford F-150 trucks lined up bumper to bumper.
  • customers purchased more diver's watches than the number of metres for a diver to swim to the bottom of Great Slave Lake, the deepest lake in North America, and back to the surface.
  • customers purchased enough Bissell steam mops to give one to every resident in Cobalt, Ontario.


Holiday Best Sellers ( only):

  • Apparel: Levi's Men's 501 Original Fit Jean; Fruit of the Loom Men's Core 6 Pack Crew Sock; Levi's Men's 511 Slim Fit Jean
  • Audio & Accessories: Sennheiser HD 598 Special Edition Over-Ear Headphones; AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable 2-Pack - 6.5 Feet (2 Metres) Supports Ethernet, 3D, 4K and Audio Return; AmazonBasics AA Rechargeable Batteries (8-Pack) Pre-charged
  • Automotive: Lexol 907 Leather Care Kit, 8-Ounce; Accutire MS-4021B Digital Tire Pressure Gauge; AmazonBasics 12-Volt Black Heated Seat Cushion with 3-way Temperature Controller
  • Baby: Infantino Textured Multi Ball Set; Munchkin Bath Crayons Set, 5 Piece; Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby's First Blocks
  • Beauty: Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care System; NIVEA MEN Active Lip Care; Dove Men +Care Active Clean Dual Sided Shower Tool
  • Books: Harry Potter: The Official Coloring Book #1; The Calm Coloring Book; Fifteen Dogs
  • Cameras: Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film, Twin Pack (20 Exposures); Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera; GoPro HERO Camera (Canada Version)
  • Computers: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with 200GB of Cloud Storage & Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 (STDR2000100); Lexar JumpDrive S75 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - LJDS75-128ABNL; NETGEAR N300 WiFi Range Extender - Essentials Edition (EX2700)
  • Home: Singer 1304 Start Basic Everyday Free Arm Sewing Machine with ZigZag, Blind Hem Stitches and More; Black and Decker BDH2000PL MAX Lithium Pivot Vacuum, 20-Volt; Bissell 6489C Zing Bagless Canister
  • Jewelry: Sterling Silver Elongated Open Celtic Knot French Wire Earrings; 10k Yellow Gold Freshwater Cultured Pearl with Diamond-Accented Drop Earrings (10.5-11 mm); Sterling Silver "I Love You To The Moon and Back" Two Piece Pendant Necklace, 18"
  • Kitchen: Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker; World Cuisine Tri-Blade Spiral Vegetable Slicer L 11 7/8" X W 5 3/8" X H 8 1/8; Cuisinart CPM-100C Easypop Hot Air Popcorn Maker
  • Luggage: Swiss Gear Rainproof Backpack for 17.3-Inch Notebook Computer; Samsonite Luggage 2-Pack Canadian Flag Luggage Tag; Samsonite Bora 2-Piece Expandable Hardside Spinner Set (20-Inch/24-Inch)
  • Movies: Jurassic World; Inside Out; Minions
  • Music: 25 by Adele; That's Christmas To Me by Penatatonix; The Beatles in Mono - Limited Edition Box Set
  • Patio, Lawn & Garden: Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Harvest with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit; Fiskars 9921 Softouch Micro-Tip Pruning Snip; Panacea 15251 Canvas Log Tote
  • Pets: PetSafe Busy Buddy Waggle Dog Toy; PetSafe Drinkwell 360 Pet Fountain; Ethical Pet Wide Durable Heavy Gauge Plastic Colorful Springs Cat Toy, 10-Pack
  • Shoes: Crocs Unisex Mammoth EVO Clog; Heelys Propel 2.0 Skate Shoe; ECCO Shoes Women's Touch 25 B Oil Suede Casual Boot
  • Sports & Outdoors: LifeStraw Personal Water Filter; Carson Micro Brite Plus 60X-120X LED Lighted Pocket Microscope; SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop
  • Tools & Home Improvement: Bosch DDB181-02 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 1/2-Inch Compact Tough Drill/Driver Kit with 2 Batteries, Charger and Contractor Bag; TEKTON 2830 Everybit Precision Bit and Driver Kit for Electronic and Precision Devices, 27-Piece; Nest Learning Thermostat - 2nd Generation T200477
  • Toys & Games: Cards Against Humanity; Exploding Kittens: Original Edition; Pie Face
  • TV: Sylvania SLED3215A 32-Inch LED HD TV; VIZIO E32-C1 32-Inch 1080p Smart LED HDTV; AVera 42AER10 42-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV
  • Video Games: PS4 500GB HW Bundle Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection - Bundle Edition; Fallout 4 - Standard Edition; Assassin's Creed: Syndicate - Limited Edition
  • Watches: Stuhrling Original Men's 395.33U16 Aquadiver Regatta Champion Professional Diver Swiss Quartz Date Blue Bezel Watch; Timex Men's T49905GP Expedition Field Chronograph Genuine Leather Strap Black Dial Watch; Wolf Designs Men's Heritage 10-Piece Watch Box with Glass Cover 99507
  • Wearable Technology: Garmin Vivofit Activity Tracker; Lumo Lift - Posture Coach and Activity Tracker; Jawbone UP3 Activity Tracker


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