Amazon's website crashes as soon as Prime Day sale begins, users report

Amazon's website crashes as soon as Prime Day sale begins, users report

Amazon's website crashes as soon as Prime Day sale begins, users report

People might actually buy prime day stuff if your site wouldn't crash. "Something went wrong on our end". Many complained about being unable to checkout or search for products, instead getting an error page with images of dogs. Amazon is hoping its deals, available only to Prime members, are a hit with customers as it's raising the price of the program.

Two retailers have told ChannelNews that they are set to call for an Australian Competition & Consumer Commission investigation into the Prime Day sale.

Last year's Prime Day had begun later in the day, however, with deals starting at 9 p.m. on July 10 and running through July 11. Shoppers have lots of options, as many other chains have offered sales and promotions to try to capitalize on the Prime Day spending. Online furniture seller Wayfair introduced Way Day in April, becoming its biggest revenue day ever.

Megan Quinn, general partner at Spark Capital, tweeted that Amazon's cloud competitors at Google should be delighted: "Diane Greene is the only person celebrating Amazon Prime Day so far", referring to Google's cloud chief.

When contacted about the Amazon Prime Day outage, the company said that some customers were having difficulty shopping, and it was working to resolve the issue quickly.

"We have been humbled by the reception Prime has had here".

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Spanish unions want a higher pay rise than the 1.1 per cent proposed by Amazon and better working conditions.

After the United States, Germany is Amazon's second largest national market.

Prime Day starts Monday afternoon.

Bezos is now the world's richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. His net worth broke $150 billion in NY on Monday morning, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

As expected, Amazon products are dominating the list, which is based on traffic to Tom's Guide (with more than 900,000 visitors per day) and our own analysis. Until now, though, most of their efforts have been centered around the critical holiday season. However Amazon rejected the figure as inaccurate, saying the majority of employees did not take part in the strike.

Shoppers found an outlet in venting on social media.

The 36-hour event was projected to break records again this year, with industry analysts estimating the company could make at least $3.4 billion in sales.

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