Amazon Announces Final Figures for ’’Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’’
Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) today announced final worldwide pre-order and customer savings numbers on the seventh and final installment of the Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” In the largest single-product distribution in Amazon.com’s history, the online retailer brought the magic of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” to millions of happy Muggles on Saturday - the first day the book was available to the public.
“I could barely sleep Friday night knowing that my copy of ’Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ was coming on Saturday,” said 10 year old Maddie C., Amazon.com Kid Correspondent of River Falls, WI. “It was so exciting to have the book delivered to my house the very first day it was out and start reading it. Now I finally know what happens to Harry and the rest of the gang.”
Amazon “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Facts
-- As of midnight, July 20, Amazon.com received more than 2.2
million pre-orders of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”
on its Web sites worldwide, surpassing the previous pre-order
record of 1.5 million held by the sixth book in the epic Harry
-- In the U.S., Amazon.com received over 1.4 million pre-orders
making the book the company’s largest new product release
-- Amazon estimates its customers have saved more than $50
million worldwide on the purchase of the book when factoring
in savings from the book’s discounted price, the $5
promotional certificate offered on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca
and free shipping.
-- Amazon.com delivered nearly 1.3 million copies of "Harry
Potter and the Deathly Hallows" to the doorsteps of millions
of Muggles across the country Saturday, July 21 - the first
day the book was available to the public.
-- Amazon’s U.S. fulfillment centers processed approximately 18
tons of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” per hour and
shipped to more than 43,000 zip codes across the country.
-- On its busiest pre-order day, Amazon.com took more than 1.75
pre-orders of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” per
-- Amazon.com offered guaranteed Saturday delivery to customers
for the same price as Standard shipping, and Saturday delivery
was free for Amazon Prime members.
-- Amazon’s Web sites serving the UK, France, Germany, Japan and
Canada also provided release date delivery to hundreds of
thousands of customers on Saturday, July 21.
-- Across all of its seven web sites, Amazon shipped to more than
160 countries around the world.
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