Amazon Has Best Season Ever

Amazon.com, Inc. said Wednesday that the 2007 holiday season finished as its best ever, with its busiest day being Dec. 10. On that day, Amazon customers ordered more than 5.4 million items, which is 62.5 items per second.

Jewelry top sellers included sterling silver open double flower pendant, sterling silver Filigree circle pendant, and 14k yellow gold four prong oval peridot stud earrings.

Top-selling watches included the Timex heart rate monitor watch, LEGO Kids’ Star Wars Darth Vader watch, and Skagen women’s Silver Dial mesh bracelet watch.

The Seattle-based Internet retailer did not release sales figures for its separate categories. Its results are worldwide and include www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.co.jp, and www.amazon.ca. Other highlights of the 2007 holiday season include:

* Shipping more than 99 percent of orders in time to meet holiday deadlines worldwide.

* Fulfilling more than 3.9 million units worldwide on the peak day this season.

* Shipping to more than 200 countries for the season.

* Extending its “One-Day Shipping” program an extra day through Dec. 23 for its “Prime” members.