Published: Tue, July 17, 2018
Money | By Ralph Mccoy

Amazon Prime Day Crashes Amazon’s Website

Amazon Prime Day Crashes Amazon’s Website

By about 4:30 p.m., many Prime Day links were working.

Amazon.com Inc. kicked off its big Prime Day sales promotion with technical glitches on its website and app, threatening its 36-hour sales extravaganza. The company brought in a total of $177.9 billion in sales past year across its retail and web services division.

Amazon Prime users in India will be able to receive benefits on the Echo speaker series, Kindle e-reader as well as Amazon Fire TV products and devices compatible with Alexa.

According to DownDetector, most of the outages are centred on the US.

Of course, Amazon probably wants this to be resolved as quickly as we do, and it seems the company has added a sort of captcha verification to access the website.

Talking about the exclusive announcements, the first day of Amazon Prime Day sale is expected to witness over 200 new products.

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Backing up the assertion, research from Bassuk's firm shows that almost four out of 10 Americans plan to shop somewhere else besides Amazon on Prime Day.

Goldberg noted that it's easy for Amazon to extend deals on its own devices and brands, but trickier for it to extend deals for its third-party sellers because they signed up for different promotional slots. Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky called it "Christmas in July". It was also hoping parents would use the deals event to jump start back-to-school shopping. Sales hit $1.5 billion, according to Coresight's estimate.

In 2017, Prime Day "really got a lot more traction.in particular internationally", Olsavsky told analysts last October.

If you do sign-up for the free trial, you will need to enter in a valid credit card.

In response to this week's strikes, Amazon said it's a fair and responsible employer. For those who have been looking to purchase an Xbox One lately, today might be the day as a particularly good discount is available. The sale is stirring up competition and changing the summer retail landscape. "The only guaranteed losing play is to ignore it".

The best deals - 20 percent off or more - will also be in the form of "lightning deals", or products that go on sale for a limited time. Another special launch is by the brand Marks & Spencer which has made some exclusive styles available for the Prime sale.

Prime Day also usually helps boost the number of Prime memberships.

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