Amazon Prime used for more than five billion shipments in 2017

More than 5 billion goods were shipped using Amazon’s Prime delivery service in 2017, according to the company. Customers also took advantage of other benefits of the Prime service too – such as Prime Video and Prime Music.

In the US the number of items available for unlimited free two-day shipping has doubled from 50 million to 100 million items and is in addition to Prime one and same day services available in more than 8,000 U.S. cities and towns, and two-hour delivery with Prime Now in more than 30 major cities.

In 2017, the Amazon fulfillment and shipping network increased by more than 30% in square footage worldwide. In the US alone, more than 6,000 trailers and 32 Amazon Air planes were in place to serve Prime members during the year.

New countries that joined Prime in 2017 include Mexico, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Singapore.

“Since day one we have obsessed over what we believe our customers care about – incredible deals and low prices, fast and free shipping, and a wide selection of top products – and we continue to provide all three, all the time,” said Jeff Wilke, CEO worldwide consumer. “We’re excited that people continued to join Prime this holiday, to take advantage of more fast and free shipping options plus new convenient delivery like Amazon Key, as well as early access to Lightning Deals and unlimited streaming of TV shows and movies, including Prime Originals and more.”

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