From ant bait to summer dresses: here's what sold best at Amazon in June

2 weeks ago by Joshua Fruhlinger in Facts
A change in seasons means changing consumer spending. Here's how that manifests in terms of best selling products at Amazon.

June was, by about half, the first month of summer. And when the sun comes out, consumers' purchasing habits change at Amazon ($NASDAQ:AMZN). We know this because we track sales rank data at the world's largest e-commerce company. 

While the dead of winter may see surges in sales for space heaters and cocoa, June 2019 saw some interesting changes in casual reading, home and garden, and TV viewing.

Best-selling book: Mark R. Levin's Unfreedom of the Press

In the books category (real, printed, bound books, that is), Mark R. Levin's Unfreedom of the Press averaged out a sales rank of 4.2 for 29 days in June, making it the most consistent seller. Not exactly a light summer read, but as political and social divisiveness continue to rage, it's not too surprising that Levin's supporters were quick to order the book.

Best-selling game: Minecraft

Consider this: Minecraft was released in 2011, and for all of June 2019, it was the best-selling video game. That's right: in every day of the first month of summer, Minecraft was the number-one seller, beating out all console and PC games for 30 days. Perhaps most surprising about this is that there are still gamers who don't already own a copy.

Best-selling camera & photo:  Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision

With people out and about in the nice weather, it seems homeowners got serious about home security and surveillance. That's because the best-selling product in both the cameras and launchpad categories was the Wyze Cam 1080p indoor camera with night vision. This security camera is well-reviewed and sells for around $50 — much less than options from Google Nest and Logitech.

Best-selling electronic: Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

When it comes to streaming devices, Amazon has a clear advantage on its own platform. As such, the Fire TV Stick was the best-selling device in electronics. As TV watchers continue to cut the cord, there's a mad race amongst Amazon, Apple, Google, and others to become the de-facto set-top streaming device in the world's living room. On Amazon, at least, the company's own Fire TV Stick is ahead of the game.

Best-selling home & kitchen: TERRO T300B 2-Pack Liquid Ant Baits

Given the change in seasons, the home & kitchen category was the most tumultuous in terms of rapid change. But by the end of the month, the TERRO T300B 2-Pack Liquid Ant Baits averaged out highest, as people stepped outside for the first time and looked to rid their porches and back yards of pests.

Best-selling Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry: GRECERELLE Women's Casual Loose Pocket Long Dress Short Sleeve Split Maxi Dress

It's not summertime if you don't have a comfy dress to slip into. That's why the GRECERELLE Women's Casual Loose Pocket Long Dress Short Sleeve Split Maxi Dress is already sold out at Amazon. Women wear it to the beach and out to dinner all in the same day, and at less than $20 it's the most-popular summer dress on Amazon.

Here's the full breakdown of the #1 best-sellers in every category we track at Thinknum:

Category

Name

Rank (avg)

Days Ranked

Amazon Devices & Accessories

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, streaming media player

1.2

29

Amazon Launchpad

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa

1.0

29

Appliances

GE RPWFE Refrigerator Water Filter

1.0

29

Apps & Games

Minecraft

1.0

29

Arts, Crafts & Sewing

Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set, 18 Piece (2-Ounce), PROMOABI Assorted Colors I

2.5

29

Automotive

EzyShade Windshield Sun Shade + Bonus Item. See Size-Chart with your Vehicle (Easy-Read).

2.6

29

Baby

Pampers Sensitive Water-Based Baby Diaper Wipes, 9 Refill Packs for Dispenser Tub - Hypoallergenic and Unscented - 576 Count

1.0

29

Beauty & Personal Care

Schick Silk Touch-Up Multipurpose Exfoliating Dermaplaning Tool, Eyebrow Razor, and Facial Razor with Precision Cover, 3 Count

2.5

29

Books

Unfreedom of the Press

4.2

29

Camera & Photo

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa

1.0

29

CDs & Vinyl

The Platinum Collection: Greatest Hits I, II & III

5.9

29

Cell Phones & Accessories

amFilm Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 8, 7, 6S, 6 (4.7\)(2 Pack) Tempered Glass Screen Protector"

3.4

29

Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry

GRECERELLE Women's Casual Loose Pocket Long Dress Short Sleeve Split Maxi Dresses

2.4

29

Collectible Coins

U.S. Liberty Head (Barber) Nickels - 7 Coin Grab Bag

1.8

21

Computers & Accessories

Acer SB220Q bi 21.5\" Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS Ultra-Thin Zero Frame Monitor (HDMI & VGA Port)

4.2

29

Electronics

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, streaming media player

1.2

29

Entertainment Collectibles

The Great Northern Hotel Room # 315 Twin Peaks Inspired Key Tag

10.5

28

Gift Cards

Amazon.com Gift Card Balance Reload

1.2

29

Grocery & Gourmet Food

Nespresso OriginalLine Capsules, Variety Pack Assortment, Includes 50 Nespresso Capsules

1.6

25

Handmade Products

The Original BenShot Bullet Rocks Glass with Real 0.308 Bullet Made in the USA

1.3

29

Health & Household

Bounty Quick-Size Paper Towels, White, Family Rolls, 16 Count (Equal to 40 Regular Rolls)

2.3

29

Home & Kitchen

TERRO T300B 2-Pack Liquid Ant Baits

15.7

29

Industrial & Scientific

Thermacell Mosquito Repellent Refills, 60-Hour Pack; Contains 15 Repellent Mats, 5 Fuel Cartridges

2.6

27

Kindle Store

False Step

3.5

28

Kitchen & Dining

Digital Food Scale Digital Weight Scale, Grams and Ounces by Greater Goods

5.4

29

Magazine Subscriptions

Family Handyman

1.8

29

Movies & TV

The Complete Toy Story Collection 1, 2, 3 [Blu-ray Box Set Disney]

5.2

29

Musical Instruments

Snark SN5X Clip-On Tuner for Guitar, Bass & Violin (Current Model)

1.0

29

Office Products

Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape,  6 Rolls with Dispenser, Clear

1.5

29

Patio, Lawn & Garden

TERRO T300B  2-Pack Liquid Ant Baits

3.2

29

Pet Supplies

Dr. Elsey's Ultra Premium Clumping Cat Litter  ( Pack May Vary )

1.0

29

Prime Pantry

Bounty Select-a-Size Paper Towels, White, 6 Double Rolls = 12 Regular Rolls, Prime Pantry

1.1

29

Software

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019 Download | 1 person, Compatible on Windows 10 and Apple macOS

1.8

26

Sports & Outdoors

Sawyer Products Premium Insect Repellent with 20% Picaridin

1.2

29

Tools & Home Improvement

Affresh Washer Machine Cleaner, 6-Tablets, 8.4 oz

1.0

29

Toys & Games

Jenga Classic Game

3.6

29

Video Games

$10 PlayStation Store Gift Card [Digital Code]

2.3

29

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Joshua has been writing about technology, lifestyle, and business for over 20 years. He's one of the original writers and editors for Engadget, and still writes a...

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