Amazon Announces Figures for Prime

For a long time Amazon has been very private about any information regarding their Prime Service.  However, the e-commerce giant let a few figures about its Prime service trickle out on Monday.

The Prime service of Amazon is an offering combining free two-day shipping on many items with access to video streaming, had a “record-setting” holiday, an Amazon press release said. More than 3 million members joined the service in the third week of December, bringing its total membership to “tens of millions,” it said.  Amazon also highlighted that as of Monday that 200 million more items received free shipping this year, setting a record.

Aside from the Amazon Prime Service, Amazon also disclosed its sales figures for the Fire tablet, Amazon Echo and Fire TV Stick which has reached millions and it doubled sales from last year.  The three mentioned devices were the top three of the top five items ordered on Christmas Eve through the Prime Now service – its one-hour delivery service available to in certain U.S. regions.

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