Amazon boasts five million items shipped with Prime in 2017; reveals year’s biggest trends


Posted on: January 3rd, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Amazon (NEW YORK) — Amazon announced Tuesday that it had shipped more than five billion items to users of its Prime service in 2017, as part of a year-in-review for the online retailer.

The company confirmed that the five billion items shipped “includes free same-day, one-day, and two-day shipping,” which are included on most products for subscribers.

Amazon’s “Best of Prime” announcement also noted more than 17 million people who tuned into their coverage of the National Football League’s Thursday Night Football games. Amazon streamed ten of the league’s Thursday night offerings, which were also broadcast on CBS, NBC, or the NFL Network.

Among the most purchased items of the past year were Amazon products — the Fire TV stick, the Echo Dot and Amazon Basics power cables for iPhone charging.

The company also provided information on the most watched Amazon Original Movie (Manchester by the Sea), the most played songs on Prime Music (“Believer” by Imagine Dragons and “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay), and the top ‘borrowed’ books from Prime Reading (The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and 1984 by George Orwell).

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