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Amazon sees $1 billion in sales on mobile devices in 12 months

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:44PM EST

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Yesterday, During Amazon’s Q2 earnings call — where Amazon posted $6.57 billion in net sales, up 41% year-0ver-year — the online retailer announced that over $1 billion of merchandise was order on mobile devices. Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, had this to say: “In the last twelve months, customers around the world have ordered more than $1 billion of products from Amazon using a mobile device. The leading mobile commerce device today is the smartphone, but we’re excited by the potential of the new category of wireless tablet computers. Over time, tablet computers could become a meaningful additional driver for our business.” And why wouldn’t they be excited. With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets that figure is sure to rise exponentially. Anyone ever ordered anything from Amazon on their smartphone?