David Lux David is a blogger, marketer, and spends copious hours devouring content concerning autos, tech, and then more autos. You can follow him on Twitter: @autocontent

Amazon may have sold 95,000 Kindle Fires in one day

39 sec read

Amazon Kindle Fire image

Amazon Kindle Fire imageBased on one research firm’s estimates, online retailer Amazon may have sold 95,000 units of its all-new Kindle Fire tablet in the first day the device was available for pre-order.

“eDataSource’s panel of 800,000 [email] inboxes allows us to gain insight into eCommerce sales” said Carter Nicholas, CEO of eDataSource, a leading provider of online competitive intelligence. “Within hours we can get a read on hot product launches based on sales from leading eCommerce websites.”

By analyzing purchase receipts received by email, eDataSource is able to estimate the daily orders placed at major ecommerce sites. Although the entire Kindle line underwent pricing changes, eDataSource estimates that the Fire outsold the other three new Kindle units combined, despite its higher price point.

Although the firm’s findings suggest that Amazon may have another successful product on their hands, the Kindle Fire is still outpaced by Apple’s beloved, higher-end tablet. In April 2010, eDataSource estimated the number of iPad purchases to be 350,000 on the first day that product came to market.

The Kindle Fire can be had for $199. Pre-orders can be placed now with shipments beginning November 15.

Avatar of David Lux
David Lux David is a blogger, marketer, and spends copious hours devouring content concerning autos, tech, and then more autos. You can follow him on Twitter: @autocontent

Chicago tried and failed to use big data to…

Have you ever seen the movie Minority Report? If you haven’t, all you need to know is that it’s about a special police unit that’s able...
Avatar of Sal McCloskey Sal McCloskey
1 min read

Google believes artificial intelligence will be bigger than virtual…

When Mark Zuckerberg thinks about the future, he sees a world that’s dominated by mobile devices and virtual reality, but when Google CEO Sundar Pichai...
Avatar of Lorie Wimble Lorie Wimble
56 sec read

China wants to build floating nuclear power plants for…

I’m sure you’ve heard about that man-made island chain that China has built in the South China Sea, the one that’s been causing a...
Avatar of Alfie Joshua Alfie Joshua
1 min read

One Reply to “Amazon may have sold 95,000 Kindle Fires in one…”

  1. “By analyzing purchase receipts received by email, eDataSource is able to estimate the daily orders placed at major ecommerce sites. Although the entire Kindle line underwent pricing changes, eDataSource estimates that the Fire outsold the other three new Kindle units combined, despite its higher price point.”

    How in the world are they getting access to email receipts?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *