Amazon Australia unveils biggest discounts and exclusive deals

Amazon Australia unveils biggest discounts and exclusive deals

Amazon Australia unveils biggest discounts and exclusive deals

Some Amazon customers were frustrated by crashes during the site's Prime Day sales event, according to posts on Twitter from across the United States.

It turns out that Amazon's technical glitch Monday that prevented Prime Day shoppers in the US from accessing the online store for a few hours didn't hamper the e-commerce giant's biggest sales promotion of the year.

The worldwide bestsellers were the Fire TV Stick and the Echo Dot, coincidentally some of the lower priced Amazon devices at $19.99 and $29.99 respectively. As it relates to item sales, however, a 5 percent chunk is not insignificant considering the many different categories on Amazon.

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. Many, like Amazon itself, said that Prime Day sales of some items surpassed last year's event.

Prime Day also lasts six hours longer than a year ago and is four new countries.

"Given Amazon's prodigious spending, it is safe to say that any day compared to the prior year should be much better from a sales perspective", Moody's analyst Charles O'Shea said.

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Members who spend $10 in store can get $10 to spend on Amazon for Prime Day when they shop at Whole Foods Market. If you're unsure about committing to Amazon Prime then you can cancel your membership at any time within the first 30 days to avoid being charged. For this prime day alone, these businesses made over $1 Billion in sales. "It wasn't all a walk in the (dog) park, we had a ruff start", the statement said, alluding to the photos of cute but contrite dogs that appeared on its mobile app saying there was a problem.

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

While retailers like Target try to entice customers with their lack of membership fees, the base of Amazon's Prime members in the U.S.is slowing, according to research from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners emailed to Retail Dive.

NBC News reports that German workers union Verdi is calling a "one-day strike" to send a clear message to Amazon.

Amazon's first 10 hours of Prime Day outpaced the first 10 hours previous year, with Prime members buying "millions" of Alexa devices, according to the e-tailer.

Here's the biggest bummer of Prime Day for Nintendo fans: Very few Switch games or 3DS games have gone on sale.

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