Amazon Prime reaches 200 million subscribers after bumper year
Amazon Prime added 50 million subscribers in a year
Amazon founder and (soon-to-be former) CEO Jeff Bezos announced in his annual shareholders letter (via Yahoo Finance) that there are now over 200 million Amazon Prime members worldwide.
That’s an increase of 50 million in just over a year — Amazon reported 150 million subscribers in January 2020. Notably, the time it took Prime to go from 150 to 200 million subscribers halved compared to the jump from 100 to 150 million members.
Bezos didn’t go into detail about why Prime has been so successful lately, but the switch to Work From Home during the pandemic surely played a role. October’s two-day Prime Day celebration likely had an impact too.
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