What the Tech? Amazon Prime Day problems

What the Tech? Amazon Prime Day problems

What the Tech? Amazon Prime Day problems

More than 100 million products were purchased on Prime Day, Amazon said.

Though technical glitches marred the start of Prime Day and prevented many customers from shopping on Monday afternoon, Amazon says the holiday has already beat last year's in terms of growth. When looking at the best sellers by country, the US's top sellers included an instant pot, a 23 and Me DNA test and the LifeStraw personal water filter.

Prime Day is now over, but if you're itching for a deal, Newegg's competing FantasTECH sales event is still going on. This year, the 36-hour event began at 3 p.m. on Monday and continued through Tuesday.

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Whatever the sales tally may be, to Amazon, sales are only a secondary goal during that one-day event.

Prime membership perks include free same-day delivery on eligible products, exclusive shopping deals and a vast library of movies, TV shows and music for streaming across multiple devices.

The team at Sale Ninja are updating their website with the best Furniture Prime Day deals on an hourly basis.

"Most brands increase ad spending on Prime Day", Hull said, adding that they saw as much as a 30 per cent lift in search volume and brand engagement on Google and Facebook that day as shoppers browse before making an online purchase.

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Stepping back to the second quarter of 2017, ecommerce had 14.6% YoY growth in the USA, with a major spike around Memorial Day. Prime members also "saved millions of dollars" at Whole Foods, and small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon exceeded $1 billion in sales during the promotional period.

Shoppers gobbled up Amazon's own devices, like the Fire TV Stick, which was the top-selling item across the site globally.

Ahead of the sale, Coresight Research estimated sales for the day would come in at $3.4 billion, up 40 per cent from the year before.

"Amazon's site glitches didn't negatively impact sales, with the company revealing sales were higher than ever".

After several hours, AMZN took to Twitter, acknowledging the technical problems and assuring customers, "we're working to resolve this issue quickly".

We're nearly at the close of Prime Day 2018, and if you're anything like me, you're praying that you won't see any more great offers to make you pull out your wallet once again.

"Since last Prime Day, the number of brands Amazon operates more than doubled", Smith said, adding that the company now has over 80 private labels across a number of categories but heavily invested in fashion.

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