Amazon Prime Day sales soar despite glitches

Amazon goes to the dogs after Prime Day downtime

Amazon faces web issues globally on Prime Day sale

Amazon uses Prime Day to boost sales, recruit Prime members and promote its own products. The firm also said that 59 percent of Amazon shoppers belong to Prime, which now costs $119 per year. Sales for Amazon's Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote and Echo Dot made history too becoming the "biggest event ever for Amazon devices". By Monday night, Amazon had addressed the majority of its tech issues, which impacted both the desktop site and mobile app. Amazon disclosed for the first time this year that it had more than 100 million paid Prime members worldwide.

Sales in US have exceeded sales from past year for same timeframe despite a glitch on the website that periodically kept shoppers from making purchases. Some people were seeing the "dogs of Amazon" notification that the website wasn't working, while others said they could add items to their shopping carts, but the Prime Day discount price wasn't reflected at checkout.

Amazon recognized an immediate influx of revenue with millions of Fire TV sales, record USA sales for Ring and smart-home devices, and record global sales for Kindle and Echo devices.

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Although it's not technically labelled an Amazon Prime Day deal, it's hard not to gawk at the 27% discount attached to the 1TB WD NVMe SSD. And Kodali said Amazon has plenty of time to salvage the day.

Prime Day shoppers encountered this disappointing message when they tried to shop
Prime Day shoppers encountered this disappointing message when they tried to shop

Shoppers clicking on many Prime Day links got only an abashed-looking dog with the words, "Uh-oh".

"What started as basically a flash sale to drive site traffic has now grown into a multi-channel blitz of Amazon's private-label brands and in-store promotions, particularly with Whole Foods in the mix", he said.

Starcom believes that Amazon Prime will be key to the company's growth in Australia, since shoppers who pay the annual Prime membership fee tend to spend more and shop more often than non-members.

Amazon has seen similar issues with its Prime two-day shipping and Amazon Fresh services, where customers become very upset if they view the service is in any way falling behind the high bar Amazon has set for itself.

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