Customers Across Canada Turn to Amazon.ca This Holiday Season

With Great Selection, Low Prices and New Home & Garden Store, Canadian Shoppers Look to Amazon.ca for 2009 Shopping Needs

SEATTLE, Dec. 26 /CNW/ - Amazon.ca (www.amazon.ca) today announced it has wrapped up another great holiday season, thanks to an increasing number of Canadians across the country taking advantage of the low prices, vast selection, everyday convenience and holiday gifting features offered by Amazon.ca.

"At Amazon.ca we work hard every day to offer our customers the best possible shopping experience, not just around the holidays, but throughout the entire year," said John Nemeth, director of Amazon.ca. "We would like to thank all of our customers for their support, and we wish everyone happy holidays and best wishes for the coming year."

Among the highlights of Amazon.ca's 2009 holiday season:

    
    -   The last holiday order included "Pan's Labyrinth" (Blu-ray) and was
        delivered on Dec. 24 in time for Christmas.
    -   Three of the Top 5 books sold this holiday season are by Canadian
        authors: "The Bishop's Man" by Linden MacIntyre won the 2009 Giller
        Prize; "The Golden Mean" by Annabel Lyon was nominated for the 2009
        Giller Prize; and "Playing with Fire" is an autobiography by the NHL
        star Theoren Fleury.
    -   Amazon.ca shipped holiday gifts to over 100 countries around the
        world, including Azerbaijan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cyprus,
        French Polynesia, Gibraltar, Greenland, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius,
        Norfolk Island, Slovenia and Zimbabwe.
    -   Within Canada, Amazon.ca shipped packages as far north as Grise
        Fiord, Nunavut, as far east as Shea Heights, 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 Nov. 15, 2009) were:

    Books

    1.  "The Bishop's Man" by Linden MacIntyre
    2.  "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown
    3.  "The Golden Mean" by Annabel Lyon
    4.  "What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures" by Malcolm Gladwell
    5.  "Playing With Fire" by Theoren Fleury and Kirstie McLellan Day

    Music

    1.  "I Dreamed a Dream" by Susan Boyle
    2.  "My Christmas" by Andrea Bocelli
    3.  "Crazy Love" by Michael Buble
    4.  "Glee: The Music, Vol. 1"
    5.  "The Fall" by Norah Jones

    DVD

    1.  "Planet Earth: The Complete Series"
    2.  "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"
    3.  "Planet Earth: The Complete Series" (Blu-ray)
    4.  "Star Trek" (2009)
    5.  "Up"

    Home & Garden

    1.  Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Filter KU05048
    2.  Keurig Elite Single Serve Brewer KUB40
    3.  Cuisinart DCC-RWFC Replacement Charcoal Water Filters
    4.  Black & Decker T2569BC Black 2 Slice Toaster
    5.  Keep Calm and Carry On (Motivational, Red) Art Poster Print -
        11" X 17"

    Electronics

    1.  Garmin nüvi 265WT 4.3-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS
        Navigator
    2.  Flip UltraHD Camcorder, 120 Minutes (Black)
    3.  Kodak Zi8 1080p Pocket HD Camcorder (Black)
    4.  Sennheiser Earbud Headphone with Case
    5.  Kingston 8GB SDHC Class 4 Flash Card

    Video Games

    1.  New Super Mario Bros for Wii
    2.  Wii Sports Resort
    3.  Wii Motion Plus
    4.  Nintendo Wii with Wii Sports
    5.  Nintendo Wii Remote Controller

    Software

    1.  Adobe Photoshop Elements 8
    2.  Windows Home Premium 7 English Version Upgrade DVD Family Pack
    3.  Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 English
    4.  Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade
    5.  Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 (Mac)

    Most-Wished-For Products on Amazon.ca
    -------------------------------------
    The most-wished-for items from Amazon.ca customers for the 2009 holiday
season:

    1.  New Super Mario Bros for Wii
    2.  "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" DVD
    3.  "I Dreamed a Dream" by Susan Boyle
    4.  "The Bishop's Man" by Linden MacIntyre
    5.  "The Golden Mean" by Annabel Lyon

    Most-Gifted Products on Amazon.ca
    ---------------------------------
    The most-gifted items from Amazon.ca customers for the 2009 holiday
season:

    1.  "I Dreamed a Dream" by Susan Boyle
    2.  New Super Mario Bros for Wii
    3.  "Planet Earth: The Complete Series" DVD
    4.  "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown
    5.  "The Bishop's Man" by Linden MacIntyre
    

About Amazon.ca

Amazon.ca (www.amazon.ca) is part of the global family of Amazon Web sites 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, DVDs and electronics, Home and Garden products, 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 CAD 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, 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 most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

SOURCE Amazon.ca

For further information: For further information: Mark van Tol, Dane Wolfe, NATIONAL Public Relations, mvantol@national.ca, dwolfe@national.ca


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