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Amazon Reportedly Delivered Over 5 Billion Items To Prime Customers In 2017

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Amazon is a retail giant of epic proportions. No one is going to doubt that at this point. However, to read or hear about just how much the company actually moves in terms of its goods and services can still be staggering. In 2017, for example, Amazon reportedly shipped over five billion items to its Prime customers alone.

Showcasing the sheer power and influence of the merchant giant, Amazon announced what it called its Best of Prime 2017, which provides details regarding its Prime services. It contained information on what the favorite items of its Prime customers were for the year. According to Vice President of Amazon Prime, Greg Greeley, these included its own streaming and tech products.

“From Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot to Imagine Dragons, Manchester by the Sea and even the Instant Pot, Prime members certainly have great taste! 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. In 2017, more than five billion items worldwide shipped with Prime and members used digital benefits like Prime Video, Prime Music and Prime Reading more than ever before,” Greeley said. “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.”

As Mashable notes, this is a rare occasion for Amazon since the company has been reticent to share details with regards to its shipment in the past. Whether the five billion round up translates to just one item over or five million items over is immaterial. The fact of the matter is that the company shipped a ton of items in 2017.

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