Amazon’s Best of Prime 2018: Prime Members Worldwide Ordered Two Billion Products with One-Day Delivery or Faster
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 3, 2018--(NASDAQ: AMZN) Drumroll, please! Amazon today announced the Best of Prime 2018, highlighting how Prime members around the world enjoyed their benefits throughout the last year. More new members worldwide already signed up for Prime in 2018 than ever before and, new this year, members in Australia can now experience Prime’s benefits – bringing the number of countries with Prime to 17. Prime members worldwide ordered more than two billion products with one-day delivery or faster in the last year, showcasing the breadth and value Prime members enjoy in delivery speeds. Top honors in the U.S. went to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (most awarded show on Prime Video ), Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan starring John Krasinski and Homecoming starring Julia Roberts (most binged shows on Prime Video), Justin Timberlake (most streamed artist on Prime Music), “Black Panther ” (most enjoyed comic-to-movie adaptation on Prime Reading), Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote (best-selling product overall), organic apples (most popular Prime member deal at Whole Foods Market) and video game Fortnite (most popular in-game loot from Twitch Prime). Amazon’s Best of Prime 2018 can be found on Prime Insider at amazon.com/bestofprime.
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Amazon’s Best of Prime 2018 celebrates how Prime members around the world enjoyed their benefits throughout the last year. (Graphic: Business Wire)
“We love delivering smiles over the holidays, whether through fast, free shipping or deals on favorites like organic apples from Whole Foods Market, or award-winning entertainment like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” said Cem Sibay, Vice President, Amazon Prime. “Prime members worldwide ordered more than two billion products for one-day delivery or faster in the last year, which is pretty amazing.”
2018 Best of Prime: Whole Foods Market
Members have adopted the new savings benefit at Whole Foods Market at one of the fastest rates in the history of Prime. For the first time, members in the U.S. celebrated Prime Day with a week of savings at Whole Foods Market. Members saved millions while shopping at Whole Foods Market with Prime Day deals, and organic strawberries were the best-selling deal. Outside of Prime Day, the best-selling Prime member deal saw members scoop up enough organic apples to bake more than 350,000 apple pies. For the first time this year, Prime members experienced ultrafast delivery from Whole Foods Market stores through Prime Now – available in more than 60 cities across the U.S. with plans for continued expansion. In fact, Prime members in Austin, San Francisco and Boston took advantage of ultrafast delivery from Whole Foods Market more than any other city. Plus, Prime members in select cities experienced curbside pickup – enabling customers to order and retrieve their groceries from Whole Foods Market stores in as little as 30 minutes through Prime Now.
Best of Prime 2018: Prime Video
Members curled up on the couch with their TV, tablet or smartphone watching Prime Video:
Best of Prime 2018: Prime Music
Members around the world couldn’t get enough of the hits on Prime Music:
2018 Best of Prime: Twitch Prime
Twitch Prime offers Prime members free video games and exclusive in-game content for some of the biggest games in the world like Fortnite and League of Legends. Members also receive a free Twitch channel subscription to use on their favorite broadcaster every 30 days. Members around the world couldn’t get enough of the free video games and in-game content with Twitch Prime last year:
Best of Prime 2018: Prime Reading
Everyone loves a good page-turner, and members are no exception. Here’s a look at U.S. members’ top picks on Prime Reading:
Best of Prime 2018: Fastest Deliveries of the Last Year
Members went bananas for ultra-fast delivery. In fact, bananas were the top item purchased with Prime Now and Amazon Fresh. The fastest Prime Now deliveries of 2018 in the U.S. include:
Best of Prime 2018: Top Products
Members’ most popular purchase of the year in the U.S. was the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, followed by the Echo Dot – which was also one of the most gifted items during the week leading up to both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and the best-selling product on Amazon globally during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday weekend. Prime members get even more from their membership with Amazon devices, including access to exclusive deals and easy access to music, video, photos, gaming, voice shopping, and more.
Some other Prime member favorites include:
Every Day Made Better with Prime
Prime was designed to make your life better every single day. Over 100 million paid members around the world enjoy the many benefits of Prime, including the best of shopping and entertainment from Amazon. In the U.S. that includes unlimited access to award-winning movies and TV episodes with Prime Video; unlimited access to Prime Music, Prime Reading, Amazon Photos, Twitch Prime; early access to select Lightning Deals, one free pre-released book a month with Amazon First Reads, and more. Prime members can also get deep discounts on select popular products at Whole Foods Market plus an additional 10 percent off hundreds of sale items. Prime was built on the foundation of unlimited fast, free shipping and members receive Prime FREE One-Day Shipping and Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery in more than 8,000 cities and towns, two-hour delivery with Prime Now in more than 30 major cities and unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 100 million items. Start a free trial of Amazon Prime at amazon.com/prime.
The Best of Prime analyzed how Prime members worldwide enjoyed their Prime benefits between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018, unless otherwise noted. Information included in these results examines data at a collective level, without viewing personal information by specific Prime members.
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