Amazon’s Best of Prime 2017 Reveals the Year’s Biggest Trends —More than 5 Billion Items Shipped with Prime in 2017
More new paid members joined Prime worldwide than any previous year
Prime members around the world used Prime digital benefits this year more than ever before
Best of Prime 2017 in the U.S. includes Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot, Prime Video: The Grand Tour, Prime Music: “Believer” by Imagine Dragons and Prime Reading: The Handmaid’s Tale
Prime members now enjoy unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 100 million items in the U.S.
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Best of Prime 2017 in the U.S. includes Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot, Prime Video: The Grand Tour, Prime Music: "Believer" by Imagine Dragons and Prime Reading: The Handmaid's Tale (Graphic: Business Wire)
“From Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot to Imagine Dragons,
Prime is even better with
Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot top the Best of Prime 2017 as the best-selling products purchased by U.S. Prime members from any manufacturer in any category across all of
Best of Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading and Twitch Prime
In the U.S., Prime offers members unlimited access to award-winning movies and TV episodes with Prime Video; unlimited access to Prime Music, Audible Channels for Prime, Prime Reading, Prime Photos and Twitch Prime; early access to select Lightning Deals, one free pre-released book a month with Amazon First Reads, and more.
Amazon Originals Were in Demand on Prime Video
- Amazon Prime Video had a record year as a global streaming service. Customers in over 240 countries and territories around the world made The Grand Tour Season 1 and Sneaky Pete the most streamed Prime Originals.
December 30, 2017was the biggest streaming day of the year around the world, and the top streamed series on Prime Video that day were The Grand Tour Season 2 and Golden Globe-nominated The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Manchester by the Sea was the most watched
AmazonOriginal Movie in the U.S.
Live coverage of 10
NFLThursday Night Football games on Prime Video this season reached more than 17 million combined viewers in over 200 countries and territories.
Based on trailer views, among the most anticipated Prime Originals in
the U.S. were Tom Clancy’s
Jack Ryanand Man in the High Castle Season 3.
Prime Music Playlists Provided Prime Members with a Perfect Soundtrack
- “Believer” by Imagine Dragons and “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay were top played songs on Prime Music in the U.S.
Some of the most played artists in 2017 in the U.S. included
Luke Combs, Imagine Dragons, Shawn Mendes, Kesha, Brett Youngand Halsey.
- Prime members in the U.S. loved listening to curated playlists by Amazon Music experts, including; “Top Prime Songs,” “Uptempo Pop for Work” and “Relaxing Acoustic Pop.”
Prime Reading Unlocks What’s New and Brings Back Classics
- Dystopian novels held the top spots on Prime Reading’s 2017 ‘most borrowed’ list in the U.S., including Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and George Orwell’s 1984.
- When it came to magazines, food publications Clean Eating and Bon Appétit Magazine held the top ‘most read’ spots in the U.S. on Prime Reading.
The most popular Prime-eligible audiobook on Audible in the U.S. was No
Brian Tracyand the most popular Audible Original Series for Prime in the U.S. was Bedtime Stories for Cynics.
- Twitch Prime members worldwide ordered more than five million pre-release games with a Prime discount.
Twitch Prime offered more than
$1,100in free gaming content in 2017 including 23 full games for free, 113 pieces of loot across 19 of the most popular games of the year like. This included rare or exclusive content in Overwatch, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, and Warframe, which were three of the most popular bundles of loot among Twitch Prime Members in 2017.
Instant Pot was Hot
A Prime Day favorite in the U.S., the Instant Pot heated things up in 2017. Instant Pot was the most gifted item on Amazon Wedding Registry and the most Wish Listed item of the year by members and the Instant Pot Cookbook was the most gifted book by members as well in the U.S. in 2017. In fact, the Instant Pot found itself a spot in homes from coast to coast as it was delivered to 27,000 U.S. zip codes.
In 2017, more than five billion items were shipped with Prime worldwide. Members in the U.S. can now enjoy unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 100 million items – expanded from more than 50 million items. This is in addition to Prime FREE One-Day Shipping and Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery in more than 8,000 U.S. cities and towns, and two-hour delivery with Prime Now in more than 30 major cities.
Continued Prime Investments in Speed and Selection
With over 100 million items now eligible for free Prime shipping,
Every Day Made Better with Prime – Now in 16 Countries
Prime was designed to make your life better every single day. Tens of millions of members around the world in 16 countries enjoy the many benefits of Prime. In the U.S. that includes unlimited access to award-winning movies and TV episodes with Prime Video; unlimited access to Prime Music, Audible Channels for Prime, Prime Reading, Prime Photos, Twitch Prime; early access to select Lightning Deals, one free pre-released book a month with Amazon First Reads, and more. Prime was built on the foundation of unlimited fast, free shipping and members receive unlimited
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