With more than 100 million Prime users around the world, Jeff Bezos makes it clear that Amazon is perhaps the most important e-commerce store today.
Amazon, the largest e-commerce company in the world has broken another record, and that is the richest man in the world, founder, and CEO of the company, Jeff Bezos, has revealed (finally) how many paying users or members Prime has in the whole world.
In a letter sent to investors, Jeff Bezos clarified that they currently have more than 100 million Prime members worldwide, setting a record for the company.
This is the first time that Bezos reveals this figure in detail, since Amazon Prime was born in 2005 (13 years ago) this information had never been shared, and the closest thing to it was a phrase with which Jeff Bezos argued that the figures of Prime members counted in tens of millions, leaving this number to our imagination.
Last year it was estimated that the number of Prime members reached 80 million, and it seems that the numbers were not so far-fetched. On the other hand, Jeff Bezos clarified that 2017 has been the best year in the history of Amazon (the year in which he became the richest man in the world), as the company sent more than 5 billion packages to members Prime Worldwide.
Amazon extended its membership to other countries of the globe last year, including Mexico, as well as being the year in which more Prime members registered in the entire history of the program.
This is undoubtedly great news for Amazon, which is gradually increasing its customer base of payment thanks to the benefits of Prime, which offers free and fast shipping, plus it also includes benefits such as Prime Video and Twitch Prime.
Likewise, yesterday the company announced its International Purchasing program, making it clear that the company wants to dominate the world of e-commerce.
Amazon Prime Rises in Price After 4 Years
We have bad news for those who enjoy and use the Amazon Prime service, as it seems that the company made the decision to increase the price after 4 years.
Starting next May 11, new members of the service must pay $ 119 annually. This would imply an increase of one-fifth of the established price.
During the announcement of quarterly financial results, Amazon, an e-commerce company, assured that the cost of the subscription to Prime will increase 20 dollars in the United States and the changes will be reflected in active users from June 16 of this year.
This would be the first time Amazon makes a decision like this after 4 years. Brian Olsavsky, CFO of the company, explained that the main reason is mainly due to shipments and digital benefits.
For example, since the service began to operate, the company introduced Prime Now that allows you to buy and receive products in two hours or less. The number of products available through the free delivery of Prime has increased from 20 million in 2014 to more than 100 million in 2018.
Days ago Jeff Bezos revealed that Amazon has about 100 million subscribers to the Prime membership around the world.
However, prices vary around the world, so it is not yet known with certainty how much it could increase for Mexico, but we will be on the lookout for new information.
Jeff Bezos is Already The Richest Man on the Planet
Through the annual ranking of Forbes, the founder of Amazon was positioned at the top of the list.
Recently, Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, became the richest man in the world according to the annual list of Forbes magazine. It is not surprising if we know that Amazon became the most valuable company in the world, beating Google and Apple. Even Bezos had positioned himself above Bill Gates for a few moments.
During the last decades, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, was in the habit of leading the lists of the richest men in the world. In 18 of the last 24 editions, it had been at the top … until now. The fortune of Jeff Bezos oscillates in 112 billion dollars, far from the estimated 90 billion for Gates.
In addition to breaking the global record in fortune, the founder of Amazon, at 54 years of age, exceeded for the first time the 100 billion dollars in history. Bezos increased his fortune by almost 40 billion dollars compared to the estimate in March of 2017.
In turn, Bill Gates increased 4 billion compared to the previous year; that is to say; only 10 percent of what Jeff Bezos increased in just one year. Since the existence of Forbes, there had never been a figure so high that it involved a 12-digit value.