In a letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled that the company has 100 million subscribers to its Prime membership service. Myles Udland reports at Yahoo Finance:
After declining for years to disclose how many people pay for Amazon Prime, Amazon (AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos revealed on Wednesday in his annual letter to shareholders that over 100 million people globally have joined Amazon’s membership club.
“13 years post-launch, we have exceeded 100 million paid Prime members globally,” Bezos wrote.
“In 2017 Amazon shipped more than five billion items with Prime worldwide, and more new members joined Prime than in any previous year – both worldwide and in the U.S. Members in the U.S. now receive unlimited free two-day shipping on over 100 million different items.”
Bezos added that same-day and one-day delivery are now on offer to Prime members in 8,000 cities and towns and that Prime Now — which can deliver goods to customers in just hours — is available in 50 cities and nine countries.
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