Amazon Holiday Shipping, Christmas Eve Deliveries Set Record
Amazon.com has been a prime beneficiary of holiday shoppers going online or procrastinating.
Amazon says it shipped a record number of items worldwide for the holidays, with Christmas Eve the biggest day ever for deliveries using the company’s Prime Now service. The service offers free two-hour delivery to more than 20 metropolitan areas, up from just Manhattan, where the service launched last year.
The company’s Amazon Prime service, a loyalty program that includes unlimited free two-day shipping, gained 3 million new members in the third week of December alone. Amazon says Prime members shopping via mobile more than doubled.