Amazon faces web issues globally on Prime Day sale

Amazon faces web issues globally on Prime Day sale

Amazon faces web issues globally on Prime Day sale

In addition to bringing in more sales than ever before, the first nine hours of the event on July 16 brought in more Prime members than any other day in Amazon's history.

Among the best-selling products were several of Amazon's own, including the Fire TV stick and the Echo Dot. More than 100 million products were purchased around the globe.

The most popular purchases in the United States were Instant Pots, personal water filters and the 23andMe DNA test. Laundry detergent, smartphones, pans, light bulbs, and video games and consoles were big sellers internationally.

This year's Prime Day may be remembered for the dogs, not the deals.

He said that Prime Day kicks off online shopping growth for the third quarter. Clearly aware of the potential impact of the website glitches on investors and AMZN stock, the company added, "In the first hour of Prime Day in the USA, customers have ordered more items than the first hour previous year".

Amazon said it expected only a fraction of its 12,000 workers in Germany across its six sites to join the strike.

Trouble on the site spiked when the event began at 3 p.m.

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WHOLE FOODS IN THE MIX: The Seattle-based company is offering Prime members who spend $10 at Whole Foods from July 11-17 a $10 Amazon credit to use on Prime Day.

"It was kind of nerve-wracking when noon hit and we started seeing a bunch of dog photos", Perkel said, referring to the images on Amazon's error page. To access the discounts customers in Australia could sign up for Amazon's 30-day free trial, and then join Prime for AUD$6.99 a month or save 30 per cent with an annual payment of AUD$59.

The 36-hour sales event, which ends at midnight tonight, offered thousands of deals across a range of categories including tech, toys, fashion, books and appliances.

According to Coresight Research, Amazon was expected to bring in US$3.4 billion from Prime Day, up more than 40 percent from past year.

Stepping back to the second quarter of 2017, ecommerce had 14.6% YoY growth in the USA, with a major spike around Memorial Day.

While it is too soon to say what impact the outage will have on the company's revenue, Saunders believes Prime Day is likely to be a financial success even with the glitch.

It's no secret that Prime Day 2018 got off to a rocky start. "I think the reason Prime Day will be more successful than other promotions is that Amazon is able to discount and slash prices of a far greater number of products thanks to its expansive private label investment over the past year".

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