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Somewhere deep within his superhero hideout( or supervillain lair, depending on your point ), Jeff Bezos is probably cackling with pleasure at the revelation that Amazon Prime customers had more than 5 billion items shipped to them via the online retailer in 2017.
For the first time ever, Amazon disclosed the number of Prime shipments over such courses of a year, though, overall, the company remained unsurprisingly vague.
In a news release, the company confirmed that “more than five billion items worldwide shipped with Prime in 2017, including free same-day, one-day, and two-day shipping.”
Whether that’s 5,000, 000,001 or 5,400, 000,000 is unknown–either way, that’s still a lot of product being moved. The world’s population stands close to 7.6 billion, so that’s two items shipped via Prime for every three people on earth.
The reveal was part of Amazon’s year-end Best of Prime announcement, which runs quite the range, from most played chant on Amazon Music( “Believer, ” by Imagine Dragons) to the most ordered meat item on Amazon Fresh( bananas ).
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Most of you invest the holidays in a daze. Saturday, Dec. 30, was the biggest streaming day for Prime Video. The most-watched series that day was season 2 of The Grand Tour and the new hitting The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.