The global online retailer Amazon revealed on Tuesday that it has shipped over 5 billion items worldwide through its subscription-based Prime service in 2017 while adding more new subscribers than ever before.
The company which revealed its Prime shipment numbers for the first time did not give comparable full-year shipment number for 2016.
The e-commerce giant claimed that its Fire TV Stick and voice-controlled smart device Echo Dot were the best-selling products among U.S. Prime members from any manufacturer in any category across all of its product offerings.
Amazon Prime essentially offers its users services like free two-day shipping for certain purchases, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video, has been dragging more subscribers every year.
The company claimed it shipped over 1 billion items globally via Prime during the holiday season in 2016.
Amazon Prime is present in 16 countries around the world including Mexico, Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Singapore.
Shares of the Seattle, Washington based company were up 1.5 percent at $1,187 in afternoon trading, as reported by Reuters.