Amazon Enables Holiday Laggards With Last-Minute Offerings

| Douglas P. Clement

Amazon is enabling Prime customers in eligible areas to shop millions of products on Christmas Eve, and receive them in time for gift exchanges with free same-day delivery if ordered by 9:30 a.m. local time. Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market purchases on Christmas Eve in those eligible areas offer free two-hour delivery.

Prime Day by the Numbers: 175 Million Items Ordered and Other Cool Stats

| Mike O'Brien

Prime Day saw 175 million items purchased by Prime members over the two days, according to Amazon, eclipsing its 2018 Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales combined, while analysts pegged total GMV at $6 billion to $6.2 billion. See what other interesting statistics we found to paint a picture of the concocted “Christmas in July.”

Amazon Makes 10 Million Items Available for Prime One-Day Delivery

| Mike O'Brien

Amazon just turned up the heat in the three-way battle for dominance atop ecommerce sellers, announcing more than 10 million items eligible for its new one-day delivery standard via Prime. This compares with 220,000 items available for free next-day delivery from Walmart, announced in mid-May, and 35,000 from Target ReStock.

Amazon Prime Exceeds 100 Million Members in the U.S.

| Mike O'Brien

Amazon Prime surpassed 100 million members in the U.S. in the fourth quarter, according to new data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), representing 62% of all Amazon customers. This is up from 85 million in July, with Prime members spending on average $1,400 per year vs. $600 for non-members.

Firing on All Cylinders, Amazon Raises Prime Price by $20

| Mike O'Brien

In the midst of reporting a blowout first quarter, Amazon announced the first price hike for Prime’s annual membership since 2014, citing rising fulfillment costs and service value. Observers believe it won’t lead to any kind of dent in Prime’s 100 million members.

Amazon Prime Surpasses 100 Million Members Worldwide

| Mike O'Brien

Amazon has passed the 100-million-mark in terms of Prime membership 13 years after the program’s launch, a figure that has been guessed at but never publicly disclosed, CEO Jeff Bezos said in the company’s annual shareholder letter.

Amazon Wins Big Again on Prime Day

| Mike O'Brien

Faux holiday Prime Day 2017 was another huge win for Amazon as its biggest sales day ever, especially of its own devices, while it saw the biggest one-day gain in Prime membership, already at an estimated 85 million U.S. members.

Amazon Prime Day Top Selling Items Globally

| Daniela Forte

Amazon touted a successful Prime Day this week and some of the top selling items both in the U.S. and abroad were safe to say, interesting and odd at the same time. Take a look at the list and see what customers were purchasing in their country.