Early this morning, Amazon unveiled its Best of Prime 2018 breakdown — an interactive infographic inspired by "what Prime members bought, watched, streamed, read, and played" over the course of the past year. The page celebrates a number of best-sellers from categories like Health & Beauty and Toys, and also offers some interesting insight into Amazon's One-Day Prime Shipping.
Amazon offers free same-day and one-day shipping for Prime members in select areas on orders totaling $35 or more, and during 2018 Prime customers ordered over two billion items this way. Several orders this year were even delivered in just nine minutes to customers in cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle, and Charlotte. Can you imagine ordering an SNES Classic and having it show up just minutes later? It could already be a reality for you depending on where you live.
The Best of Prime 2018 list is a great source for a few holiday gift ideas, too. You can't really go wrong with items like the Fire TV Stick, which topped the list as the most purchased item of them all, or the Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes toy that made its mark as the 'Go-To Gift' for little ones. Other top products mentioned include a 10-pack of Play-Doh and Marie Badescu Facial Spray.
Moving past purchases, Amazon also took this opportunity to call out some favorites from its Prime Music and Prime Reading services. Justin Timberlake earned top honors as the Most Streamed Artist, thanks in part to this year's release, Man of the Woods. Some of the top-streamed songs on Echo devices via Alexa received a shout-out too, including IDGAF by Dua Lipa, Better Now by Post Malone, and The Middle by Maren Morris and Zedd as the #1 Most Requested Song. Most Borrowed Books included Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling and The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.
Amazon's original TV series receive some praise on its Best of 2018 list too. Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan and Homecoming were its top-watched series this year, while the comedy series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was its Most Awarded Original Series with eight Emmy wins, two Golden Globe awards, and two Critic's Choice awards.
You can check out the Best of Prime 2018 list now to see a few other stats not mentioned above, including some involving Twitch Prime and Thursday Night Football. This continually growing service doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon, with new features being added for members all the time. If you haven't signed up yet, why not try out a free 30-day trial and see how you like it? You may even notice some of your purchases show up on next year's list.
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