The real money, though, is in the buying power these shoppers wield: Prime members reportedly spend an average of $1,300 a year on Amazon, compared with $700 for its customers who are not members.
Best known as an online retail colossus, Amazon has the leading system for hosting services or content in the internet cloud and is the force behind the Alexa digital assistant being built into a wide array of devices.
Michael Levin, partner and cofounder of Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, said the figure was on par with his growth estimates. Amazon has previously said it has tens of millions of Prime members in the U.S. and tens of millions internationally. Other benefits also come with the membership, for example at the upscale grocery chain Amazon bought a year ago: "Our Prime member exclusive promotion broke Whole Foods' all-time record for turkeys sold during the Thanksgiving season", Bezos said in his letter. Having "high standards" is the key, he wrote.
Cavs open NBA Playoffs at home against Indiana
If Denver beats the Timberwolves, it can be the No. 6 or No. 7 seed, while a Minnesota win puts it anywhere from sixth to eighth. Directly beneath the Raptors and Celtics is a battle for third place between the Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers .
Liverpool issue Mohamed Salah injury update
And with Dutch centre-back Virgil Van Dijk also in their ranks, the team is starting to look the strongest it has been in years. "It makes no sense to talk about what we do with boys in rehab but we've tried everything to make him available", Klopp said.
Arrest of Farc commander Seuxis Hernández threatens peace
Even the FARC extended financed their insurgency by leveling a "war tax" on cocaine proceeding through land the rebels dominated. Martinez said in a televised address alongside President Juan Manuel Santos . "This is what the Colombian people demand".
Failing health for former First Lady Barbara Bush
This declining health appears to be the cause for the choice made to focus on comfort, rather than continue her treatment. Her faux pearls sparked a national fashion trend when she wore them to her husband's inauguration in 1989.
3rd death tied to synthetic marijuana
Jennifer Layden, the chief medical officer of the Illinois Department of Public Health , told CBS Chicago in March. Friday's updated number includes two deaths and is up from 56 cases reported Monday.