Amazon’s Prime Day Gets Off To Less Than ‘Epic’ Start

Amazon’s Prime Day Gets Off To Less Than ‘Epic’ Start

Amazon’s Prime Day Gets Off To Less Than ‘Epic’ Start

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Amazon's website ran into some early snags Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created. But now, in the midst of all these Amazon Prime Day deals, there's a chance for you to get a great deal on a subscription.

The strike action comes as it was announced that the net worth of Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and chief executive, rose to more than $150bn on Monday.

Amazon said sales in the first 10 hours of Prime Day grew at a faster pace than the same period of the event in 2017. "They've got the Amazon Echos and the Dots and the little Amazon tablets in there".

They don't call it "Prime Day" for nothing.

Website glitches on Amazon.com started immediately as Prime Day began, with the website presumably crushed under the strain of a horde of shoppers.


"For all the hype about Whole Foods, the grocery stuff on sale was less appetizing", said Sucharita Mulpuru-Kodali, an analyst at Forrester Research.

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

This is part of Amazon's Prime Day, which is ongoing now through midnight PST on July 17. Pages within Amazon's mobile app have also been affected, showing an error message with a photo of a dog.Individual product pages didn't appear to be affected and were still functional, though customers reported issues with adding items to their carts.

Amazon was back up and running as usual Tuesday morning on the second day of the company's Prime Day (and a half) sales event.

In Europe, however, Amazon employees were using Prime Day to draw attention to their complaints against the company.

Shoppers took to social media to complain that they couldn't order any items. Net sales grew by 20 percent previous year to $17 billion, accounting for 9.5 percent of the total, according to the company's annual report.

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