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150 Million reasons the subscription economy is real

Amazon.com recently announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019 – Source: The Information. Amongst all the announcements is the staggering figure referred to in the title, in relation to Prime membership. From the announcement:

“Prime membership continues to get better for customers year after year. And customers are responding — more people joined Prime this quarter than ever before, and we now have over 150 million paid Prime members around the world,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. “We’ve made Prime delivery faster — the number of items delivered to U.S. customers with Prime’s free one-day and same-day delivery more than quadrupled this quarter compared to last year. Members now have free two-hour grocery delivery from Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market in more than 2,000 U.S. cities and towns. Prime members watched double the hours of original movies and TV shows on Prime Video this quarter compared to last year, and Amazon Originals received a record 88 nominations and 26 wins at major awards shows. A huge thank you to teams across Amazon for their dedicated work to build, innovate, and deliver for customers this holiday.”

That’s pretty good affirmation if ever it was needed and more in the same vein in terms of As a Service updates that I am tracking below. That’s 20 more reasons its real 😁

  1. Retail subscriptions are here to stay. What can we learn?
  2. Making a success of subscription – playing the long game
  3. YouTube in Talks to Follow Amazon and Apple Into Video Subscriptions Market
  4. Ways auto industry can transform with As a Service and employee experience
  5. Zoba, A Harvard Spatial Analytics Startup, Offers Logistics-As-A-Service To All
  6. 3 Predictions for the Subscription Economy in 2020 – Zuora
  7. US mobile app subscription revenue jumped 21% in 2019 to $4.6B across the top 100 apps
  8. Get ready for the emergence of AI-as-a-Service
  9. Why You Need to Adopt Data Science and Machine Learning in your Customer Experience/Success Program
  10. Desktop-as-a-Service: Work from anywhere, on any device
  11. How the Platform-and-License Model May Outpace the Product Model
  12. Berlin-based Grover gets €250 million to blaze a trail in the electronics sharing economy
  13. Turners’ new car subscription service a sign of changing times, CEO says
  14. The engine of the subscription economy
  15. Prioritizing Customer Success Is Key In The Subscription Economy
  16. Moving from a legacy economy to a subscription economy
  17. CES 2020 preview: Even more streaming services and subscriptions on the horizon
  18. Will the XaaS economy create ‘Netflix for cars’?
  19. Subscription-based economy trends: business tips, benefits & examples
  20. Goldman Sachs is entering into the banking-as-a-service market

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