Amazon shoppers bought more Alexa devices than ever in record holiday season

Amazon.com Inc. said Tuesday it had its best-ever holiday season in 2016, shipping more than 1 billion items worldwide.

The company’s Alexa-powered devices, the Echo Dot and Amazon Echo, topped the best-selling list, contributing to a record-setting number of Echo family devices being sold, with sales increasing more than nine times compared with last year. Amazon’s AMZN, +1.42% Fire TV Stick and Fire tablet were also among the best-selling items.

More than 72% of Amazon customers worldwide shopped via a mobile device. The company said Dec. 23 was the biggest day ever for Prime Now deliveries.

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