Most of the massive companies in the tech and online worlds hold things like subscriber and member numbers very close to the vest. Prime members shop more frequently than other shoppers, and are key to Amazon's profits. The number of members now paying for an Amazon Prime subscription is over 100 million, meaning that over 100 million people around the world are also subscribed to Amazon Prime Music - Amazon's stripped back music streaming service packaged with Prime. Prime benefits also expand to other sites Amazon owns, such as Twitch.tv, where users can subscribe to one streamer for free and net some on-the-house games each month. Amazon has expanded Prime to Mexico, Singapore, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, even as it introduced Business Prime Shipping in the USA and Germany. The letter is the founder's opportunity to underline his long-term strategy for investors, seeking to bolster their confidence as he continues to plow Amazon's money into expanding internationally, building a brick-and-mortar presence, and inventing new products like Echo speakers and the Alexa voice-activated digital assistant. In a letter to the shareholders, Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has stated its Prime program is now $100 million strong. Consumer intelligence research has shown that Amazon Prime members shop on the site almost twice as often as non-prime members.
The reveal highlights the growth of Amazon's subscription service, which it has pushed for more than a decade to retain customers and, in turn, fuel its core retail business with each purchase.
Amazon has remained mum on the exact subscriber accounts for years.
Wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Sumit Malim win CWG gold
The two silver medallist from India were Pooja Dhanda and Mausam Khatri after they had contrasting loss in the finals. Another Indian hope Somveer also won bronze by beating Canada's Alexander Moore 7-3.
"People are pretty good at learning high standards simply through exposure", he said. Bring a new person onto a high standards team, and they'll quickly adapt.
Amazon is in its prime.
"2017 was our best year yet for hardware sales", Bezos wrote.
Best known as an online retail colossus, Amazon has the leading system for hosting services or content in the cloud and is the force behind the Alexa digital assistant being built into a wide array of devices. Over 300,000 USA -based SMBs started selling on Amazon in 2017, and Fulfillment by Amazon shipped billions of items for SMBs worldwide...