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3 Million New Prime Members in One Week Alone All time high for Amazon during Christmas shopping season

3 Million New Prime Members in One Week Alone

2015-12-28 12:15

Amazon's Prime Membership hits new high with 3 million new members signing up during the third week of December.

Amazon is currently celebrating the company’s best holiday season ever. 3 million new prime members worldwide signed up for the fast delivery-service during one week alone.

This holiday shopping season also became a top selling period for Amazon devices, with double the amount of items sold compared to last year. The new Fire tablet came in on top of the list, being the number one sold item on Amazon during the last few weeks.

- This was another great holiday season to be a Prime member, and we welcomed three million new members in the third week of December alone. Over 200 million more items shipped for free with Prime this holiday, and members doubled their viewing hours of Prime Video compared to last year, said Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon.com.

Total Number of Members Kept a Secret

Amazon Prime offers its members free two day-delivery, free same day delivery through the expanded service Prime Now, and unlimited streaming on movies and music for $99 a year. 

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It is kept a secret exactly how many people has now signed up for Prime membership, but in September this year analysists estimated the number to be between 60 and 80 million.

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