Oz Amazon Prime Day Posts Record Results

Amazon.com Having Site Outages During Amazon Prime Day Launch

Amazon.com Having Site Outages During Amazon Prime Day Launch

The company didn't release a dollar figure for sales; last year, Amazon announced only that the 2017 Prime Day sales were up 60% from the year prior.

The global company that sells everything (except decaf Nescafe Azera - sort it out, lads) started giving intermittent 404 messages at the start of the USA sale saying "something went wrong at our end". But then the power of social media took hold.

Amazon poked fun at the early glitches it saw with Prime Day, though it said shoppers still found plenty to buy.

Amazon did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Rivals including Target (NYSE:TGT) have been preparing competing sales - what have become referred to online as "Anti-Prime" events - in an attempt to keep Amazon from totally dominating on Prime Day.

This year was the first time Australian shoppers could participate in Prime Day, following the launch of its membership program in June.

But Amazon wasn't the only retailer bringing in a record sales haul yesterday.

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E-commerce experts at Fast Comparison search through Prime Day discounts on thousands of popular consumer goods and list the best deals on their website. "Prime Day is no longer just an Amazon.com shopping holiday".

So what all is included in the Prime Day 2018 discounts? Deals were to be had on devices ranging from Amazon's own products to offerings from manufacturers like Samsung, Acer, and HP.

"Based on our initial analysis and knowing that in the U.S. more new customers joined Prime on Prime Day 2017 than on any single day in Amazon history, we believe Amazon Prime Day, set to take place on July 16, will be a critical factor in boosting membership numbers in Australia", Starcom's director of audience & measurement solutions, Nicole Conroy, said.

Amazon also reported that a record number of Prime shoppers shopped across 17 countries, and the number of new Prime member sign-ups on July 16 was the largest in company history.

While Amazon would probably argue its 404 error pages are simply an extension of the company's dog-friendly culture, let's face it: they're also a creative way to cushion the blow whenever parts of its heavily trafficked website goes down. Among them, a Fingerlings unicorn doll whose horn lights up and a Delta kitchen faucet that can be turned on through Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. "We don't recognize these allegations as an accurate portrayal of activities in our buildings", the company said.

"Some customers are having difficulty shopping, and we're working quickly to resolve this issue", Amazon said in a statement Monday afternoon, noting that despite the glitches, many users were still able to shop successfully. Adobe released numbers on Wednesday suggesting such online sales will reach almost $57.8 billion for the first time this year, and Labor Day will be the first $2 billion ecommerce day in 2018.

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