Amazon Inc. reported it had the best holiday season yet. The retailer said it shipped more than 1 billion items including its Prime and Fulfillment services. Earlier we told you about a record number of orders for Alexa devices that got the smart speaker out of stock until mid-January. In a message to media Amazon stated that speakers sold nine times faster than during the 2015 holiday season.
Since no one expected such interest to speakers, most retailers decided not to risk with overstocking and apparently they failed in their prediction. Hopefully supply will catch up early into 2017.