Amazon.ca Reports Record Holiday Season



    SEATTLE, Dec. 26 /CNW/ - Amazon.ca (www.amazon.ca) today announced it has
ended its busiest Holiday season in the site's five-year history, thanks to an
increasing number of Canadians across the country taking advantage of the low
prices, vast selection, convenience and Holiday gifting features offered by
Amazon.ca.
    "At Amazon.ca we are always working to improve the shopping experience
for our customers, not just during the Holidays, but year-round," said Julie
Todaro, director of Amazon.ca. "We'd like to thank all of our Canadian
customers for making this the best Holiday season ever at Amazon.ca, and look
forward to serving each of you in the new year."

    
    Among the highlights of Amazon.ca's 2007 Holiday season:

    -   The last Holiday order contained the DVDs of the first and second
        seasons of "Rome" and was shipped to Hamilton, Ontario, in time for
        delivery on December 24.
    -   Amazon.ca exported Holiday gifts to 135 different countries around
        the world, including Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belarus,
        Cambodia, China, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, Ghana, Greenland, Japan,
        Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Liechtenstein, Macau, Mongolia, Nigeria, South
        Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, and Zambia.
    -   Within Canada, Amazon.ca shipped packages as far north as Grise
        Fiord, Nunavut, as far east as Logy Bay, Newfoundland, and as far
        west as Beaver Creek, Yukon.

    Holiday Top Sellers on Amazon.ca
    --------------------------------
    Amazon.ca's five bestselling items during the Holiday season in each
product category (based on units ordered since November 1, 2007) were:

    Books
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    1. "Eat Pray Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert
    2. "You: Staying Young" by Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz
    3. "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett
    4. "Late Nights on Air" by Elizabeth Hay
    5. "Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling" by Bret Hart

    Music
    -----
    1. "Noel" by Josh Groban
    2. "Let It Snow" by Michael Bublé
    3. "Duets: Friends & Legends" by Anne Murray
    4. "Raising Sand" by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
    5. "One Chance" by Paul Potts

    DVD
    ---
    1. "Planet Earth: The Complete Series"
    2. "Ratatouille"
    3. "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"
    4. "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"
    5. "The Jason Bourne Collection"

    Video Games
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    1. Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo Wii)
    2. Nintendo Wii (Nintendo Wii)
    3. Call of Duty 4 (Xbox 360)
    4. Guitar Hero 3 (PlayStation 2)
    5. Mario Party (Nintendo DS)

    Software
    --------
    1. Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0
    2. Apple Leopard OS
    3. Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred
    4. Microsoft Office Student and Teacher
    5. MasterCook Deluxe 9.0

    Most-Wished-For Products on Amazon.ca
    -------------------------------------
    The most-wished-for items from Amazon.ca customers for the 2007 Holiday
season:

    Books
    -----
    1. "His Dark Materials" Box Set by Philip Pullman
    2. "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert
    3. "The Pillars of Earth" Deluxe Edition by Ken Follett
    4. "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini
    5. "This Is Your Brain On Music" by Daniel Levitin

    Music
    -----
    1. "Noel" by Josh Groban
    2. "Raising Sand" by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
    3. "Let It Snow" by Michael Bublé
    4. "Reminder" by Feist
    5. "Duets: Friends and Legends" by Anne Murray

    DVD
    ---
    1. "Planet Earth: The Complete Series"
    2. "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" Limited Edition, Two-DVD
        Set
    3. "The Jason Bourne Collection"
    4. "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"
    5. "The Bourne Ultimatum"

    Video Games
    -----------
    1. Nintendo Wii
    2. Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo Wii)
    3. Guitar Hero 3 Bundle (PlayStation 2)
    4. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360)
    5. Assassin's Creed (Xbox 360)

    Software
    --------
    1. Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard
    2. Crazy Machines: The Wacky Contraptions Game Win/Mac
    3. Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 & Adobe Premiere Elements 4
    4. Adobe Photoshop Elements 6
    5. Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
    

    About Amazon.ca

    Amazon.ca (www.amazon.ca) is part of the global family of Amazon websites
that have become known for great prices, selection and convenience. Amazon.ca
customers can find and discover millions of English and French books, CDs,
videos and DVDs, as well as a vast array of software, video games and consoles
- all at everyday low prices. Amazon.ca also offers FREE Super Saver Shipping,
available on orders of $39 or more delivered to a single Canadian address.
Amazon.ca sources products directly from Canadian publishers and distributors,
ensuring a rich offering of Canadian titles and content. Features such as
original editorial reviews in English and French and product recommendations
help Amazon.ca customers find the right products for them among the site's
broad selection. Through Amazon Marketplace, Amazon.ca customers can
conveniently buy and sell used, new and collectible merchandise on the same
pages where Amazon.ca sells those items new.
    To ensure all orders are delivered to customers quickly and efficiently,
Amazon.ca works with Canada Post, one of the world's most progressive postal
companies. Orders placed at Amazon.ca are fulfilled and shipped from within
Canada by Assured Logistics, a part of the Canada Post Group of Companies.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from
management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition,
management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential
fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal
proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality,
commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign
exchange rates, system interruption, significant amount of indebtedness,
inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More
information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial
results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2006, and all subsequent filings.





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