January 09, 2005

Amazon sets new record over Thanksgiving weekend

From itfacts.biz

Internet's largest retailer Amazon.com said that for the first time sales of electronics surpassed the sales of books on its Web site. During that weekend 2.8 mln units were ordered within a single day, or 1 item was sold every 32 seconds. During the busiest hour, Amazon received 700,000 unique visitors to the site.

I think they did the math wrong - 2.8M per day is 32 items ordered per second. That's a lot of orders. (The link to the news story has it right.)

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