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More than 5bn items shipped with Amazon Prime in 2017

More than 5bn items shipped with Amazon Prime in 2017

The Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot were the best-selling products purchased by US Amazon Prime members from any manufacturer across all categories.

In a press release Tuesday, Amazon detailed just how well used its Prime membership delivery benefits proved to be, during 2017.

Amazon.com's successful holiday season is all the more notable, considering that pilots flying for it's Prime Air service had warned that, "years of substandard pay and working conditions have led many veteran pilots to leave these airlines for better jobs, creating serious problems for these companies as they ramp up their business with Amazon".

An Amazon fulfillment center where products are packaged and shipped to customers. To ship all those items and fill all those orders, Amazon upped its global footprint of distribution centers by 30 percent this year.

So, when people make the jokes about Amazon and world domination, just know that it's just a matter of time before we name the earth Amazonia and I, for one, welcome our new Amazonian overlords.

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To grow the Prime pie even further, Amazon has steadily been opening the program to more potential customers.

Amazon Prime previous year saw its least amount of streaming occur on April 3, when the championship game of the annual March Madness men's NCAA basketball tournament took place.

With the addition of Doctor Who season 10, all 10 seasons of the new Doctor Who are streaming on Prime Video in the United States. The retail giant also dove into the sports world, streaming 11 National Football League games on its Amazon Prime Video service.

One more thing that the top online retailer in the world also managed to report a massive growth on their Amazon Prime membership due to the added benefits; 2017 has been the best year for their Prime membership run as opposed to the latter years.


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