Amazon's Holiday Sales Numbers Rather Frightening

When Amazon.com releases its holiday sales stats on Wednesday, there wasn't anything truly newsworthy in it. Still, the volume of sales being churned out by the world's largest E-Commerce outfit is worth a brief look.

For example, on one day (Dec. 10), Amazon sold more than 5.4 million items and shipped more 3.9 million units. An Amazon statement calculated that it sold 62.5 items every second on Dec. 10.