Jeff Bezos Declares Amazon Prime Has 100 Million Members

by MR Magazine Staff

Amazon has more than 100 million paid Prime members globally​, CEO Jeff Bezos wrote in a letter to shareholders submitted Wednesday to the Securities and Exchange Commission, finally unveiling a statistic that analysts have been chasing for years. The letter also noted that Amazon shipped more than 5 billion items through Prime globally, and more new members joined than in any previous year. It was also the company’s best yet for hardware sales, showing “tens of millions of Echo devices, and Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick with Alexa” as best-selling products. Amazon has also “begun the technical work” to bring Prime benefits to Whole Foods shoppers. Read more at Retail Dive.