In an apparent fit of braggadocio, a former executive seems to have revealed Amazon GMV, reporter Shira Ovide noted.
An interesting mention of gross merchandise volume — a metric that Amazon does not disclose. pic.twitter.com/uMPyocRj6U
— Shira Ovide (@ShiraOvide) November 26, 2018
She pointed to a CNBC article about Dave Stephenson’s move from Amazon to Airbnb in which it wrote: “In a blog post, Airbnb said that in his most recent role at Amazon, Stephenson “oversaw gross merchandise sales in excess of $250 billion and helped the business achieve double digit revenue and operating profit growth over the past four years.””
The Airbnb blog post no longer mentions the $250 billion GMV referenced in the CNBC article, so we asked Amazon PR, which has not responded to our inquiry.
Amazon reported net sales of $177.9 billion in 2017, and net income of $3 billion.