Amazon is a retail powerhouse.
Like any e-commerce operation worth its salt, it takes the holiday season very seriously and rakes in huge cash.
But Amazon is a nearly global company. For all intents and purposes, it delivers the world’s presents. That requires some big work.
Consider the company’s holiday statistics from last year.
An item ordered on December 22, 2012 at 11:52 p.m. PST was still delivered in time for Christmas. (The power of one-day shipping.)
Amazon shipped enough TVs to cover the field of every NFL stadium.
On November 26, its busiest day, the company sold 26.5 million items — that’s 306 items per second. Amazon hustles hard, and it’s almost certainly going to have to outdo itself this holiday season.
Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through his personal investment company Bezos Expeditions.