Amazon Prime service hits 100 million paid subscribers

Amazon Has 100 Million Prime Subscribers, Jeff Bezos Discloses

In a letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com CEO, detailed highlights of the 2017 fiscal year, and revealed that the company has exceeded 100 million paid Prime memberships worldwide just 13 years after the program's launch.

Amazon has kept its Prime subscriber number a closely held secret, forcing analysts to estimate the figure based on shopper surveys. Amazon is on pace to "own roughly half of USA commerce spending" by 2019, Ives said in a note on the company today. The company has never released Prime revenue numbers, average order value per member or member retention rates.

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Strict Site Isolation was one of the security features that lowered the risk of the Spectre CPU vulnerability in early January. The autoplay blocking feature is the latest attempt from Google to make the internet a more enjoyable place to navigate.

In another first, the company revealed the median annual pay for Amazon workers other than Bezos was $28,446 for 2017, according to Bloomberg. Translation: Amazon's streaming video content is a huge draw for new and ongoing Prime memberships. The move has been expected since the deal closed, and anticipation was heightened after (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/whole-foods-to-end-rewards-program-suggesting-it-will-be-folded-into-amazon-prime-2018-04-17) Whole Foods loyalty program members received letters saying the program will be discontinued May 2.

Once members have access to free shipping, they immediately begin ordering more on Amazon and less elsewhere.

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Colbert asked about the infamous, unverified Russian dossier that mentioned salacious details of Trump and two prostitutes. The clarification regarding Comey's disdain for Trump's leadership, rather than him personally, is certainly warranted.

While it has been the topic of a debate and wild speculation, all of that has been put to rest with Amazon finally coming clean on the size of its Prime member base.

In 2017, Amazon celebrated the 10-year anniversary of Frustration-Free Packaging, the first of several sustainable packaging initiatives that have eliminated more than 244,000 tons of packaging materials over the past 10 years.

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Everyone goes on about his size, but I think it's just all about his heart, he has just so much heart and leaves nothing behind". It's just fantastic to have finally done it", added the jockey who lost his mother Phyllis before the Cheltenham Festival.

In a statement, Amazon said all its marketplace sellers "must follow our selling guidelines and those who don't will be subject to action including potential removal of their account". Spotify leads the segment here with 71 million subscribers followed by Apple with 36 million members. "Customers bought tens of millions of Echo devices, and Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick with Alexa were the best-selling products across all of Amazon - across all categories and all manufacturers". Amazon is the fastest growing marketplace in India, and the most visited site on both desktop and mobile, Bezos said, citing comScore and SimilarWeb, also noting that the Amazon was the most downloaded shopping app in India a year ago, according to App Annie.

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