Amazon shipped 5 billion items via Prime in 2017

Amazon has revealed that it has shipped more than 5 billion items via Prime in 2017 and during the year it has added quite a few new users.

Amazon revealed its Prime shipment numbers for the first time, did not give comparable full-year shipment number for 2016.  Amazon Prime, which offers its users services like free two-day shipping for certain purchases, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video, has been attracting more subscribers every year.  The company said it shipped over 1 billion items worldwide via Prime during holiday season in 2016.

Amazon Prime, which entered countries including Mexico, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Singapore last year, now is present in 16 countries around the world.

Amazon claimed that its Fire TV Stick and voice controlled smart device Echo Dot were the best-selling products among U.S. Prime members from any manufacturer in any category across all of its product offerings. Shares of the Seattle, Washington based company were up 1.5 percent at $1,187 in afternoon trading.

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Wilfred Simms

Wilfred Simms

Wilfred Simms is the Senior Editor for Stock Analyst and also covers momentum trends for big cap tech stocks.

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