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(Reuters) -Amazon.com Inc beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly sales on Thursday, as the retailer’s marketing blitz during the holiday period helped attract shoppers.
Amazon (NASDAQ:) tapped into its huge base of Prime subscribers during the crucial holiday season with attractive early offers and discounts that helped drive business on its e-commerce platform, despite economic turbulence.
The world’s biggest online retailer said it was expecting net sales of between $121 billion and $126 billion for the first quarter. Analysts were expecting $125.11 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.
Net sales were $149.20 billion in the fourth quarter, compared with analysts’ expectations of $145.42 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.