Amazon Has More Than 100 Million Prime Subscribers, Reveals Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos Says Amazon Prime Subscriptions Exceed 100 Million

Amazon for the first time has revealed how popular Amazon Prime is, saying the paid subscription service has attracted more than 100 million members worldwide.

Amazon likes to boast about its prowess in job creation, and the company's workforce has exploded in recent years.

Bezos says that 2017 was Prime's best year yet with more new members joining than ever before.

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Amazon just did a very un-Amazon-like thing: It revealed how many Amazon Prime subscribers there are.

After acquiring the food retailer, Amazon conducted two rounds of price reductions at Whole Foods Market and introduced free two-hour delivery on orders over $35 for Prime members in select cities while adding pick-up lockers for Amazon purchases. In a statement, Amazon said its median pay figure includes people in more than 50 countries and part-time employees.

In 2017, for the first time in our history, more than half of the units sold on Amazon worldwide were from our third-party sellers, including small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The number of members now paying for an Amazon Prime subscription is over 100 million, meaning that over 100 million people around the world are also subscribed to Amazon Prime Music - Amazon's stripped back music streaming service packaged with Prime. He said that the company's Prime Day for 2017 was its "biggest global shopping event ever" until it was soon eclipsed by Cyber Monday, the day of online shopping deals following the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

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The company on Wednesday also announced a collaboration with USA consumer electronics retail chain Best Buy Co to sell Toshiba and Insignia "smart" Amazon Fire televisions infused with Alexa. Additionally, while Bezos mentioned Amazon Fashion in the shareholder letter, he didn't mention how many people have used the recently launched Prime Wardrobe service. This is not the case with Amazon Prime.

Congratulations and thank you to the now over 560,000 Amazonians who come to work every day with unrelenting customer obsession, ingenuity, and commitment to operational excellence. It's incredibly energizing for us to see your responses to these surveys. Their expectations are never static - they go up. People have a voracious appetite for a better way, and yesterday's "wow" quickly becomes today's "ordinary".

"You can not rest on your laurels in this world", he wrote. Customers won't have it.

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