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January 4, 2018

Amazon sells more than five billion items worldwide with Prime in 2017

US-based electronic commerce retailer Amazon has revealed that it has sold more than five billion products worldwide through its Prime service last year.

US-based electronic commerce retailer Amazon has revealed that it has sold more than five billion products worldwide through its Prime service last year.

The company noted that last year, Prime members worldwide used digital benefits such as free same-day, one-day, and two-day shipping services.

Amazon Prime vice-president Greg Greeley said: “Tens of millions of members around the world enjoy the many benefits included with Prime, and in fact, more new paid members joined Prime worldwide this year than any previous year.

“Our Best of Prime feature not only demonstrates what was trending this year, it also gives us insight into what members love.”

“In 2017, more than five billion items worldwide shipped with Prime and members used digital benefits such as Prime Video, Prime Music and Prime Reading more than ever before.

“Our Best of Prime feature not only demonstrates what was trending this year, it also gives us insight into what members love, providing additional inspiration as we continue to innovate, invest and make Prime even better in 2018.”

According to the company, some of the bestsellers last year across the US were Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot.

The Grand Tour was reported to be the most watched video through its Prime video segment, and consumers have chosen to listen ‘Believer’ by Imagine Dragons using its Prime Music service.

Amazon further noted that it has expanded its Prime service to new countries such as Mexico, Luxembourg, Singapore, and the Netherlands last year.

Amazon’s Prime service is currently available in the US, UK, Spain, Japan, Italy, India, Germany, France, China, Canada, Belgium and Austria.