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Amazon suffers tech crashes and strikes during Prime Day bonanza

Amazon suffers tech crashes and strikes during Prime Day bonanza Amazon suffers tech crashes and strikes during Prime Day bonanza
Julia Gonzales | 18 July, 2018, 17:55

Amazon launched Prime Day in 2015 and by 2017 it was its second biggest shopping day.

If you're one of those people with headphones always on, like me, you also won't want to miss Amazon's offer for four months of Amazon Music Unlimited for $1. "We expect that number to increase this year", said Michelle Skupin, a RetailMeNot spokeswoman. "Prime Day is no longer just an Amazon.com shopping holiday".

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. The deals are browsable by more than 40 of the most-shopped-for areas, including style and fashion, electronics, cooking, and travel.

The hiccups, though, could have sent shoppers elsewhere during a key period for Amazon to sign up new Prime members.

Assailing 'Haters,' Trump Again Defends Remarks Alongside Putin
The controversy centres on a response he gave to a question at a news conference on Monday following the summit with Mr Putin. We should have had this dialogue a long time ago. "We thought yesterday was the craziest day of this ridiculous presidency".

Most of those great deals are still available now even as Prime Day winds down, but we wanted to draw attention one last time to all of the Amazon device deals that are going to end tonight at midnight when Prime Day is officially over. The company said it sold millions of devices that work on the Alexa voice-activated platform, with top-sellers including the Fire TV Stick streaming device with an Alexa Voice remote and the Echo Dot voice-activated speaker. While most of the issues were reported from the USA, users in other continents faced problems as well. Under the upcoming deals, members can click on the "Watch This Deal" button and Amazon will send a notification when the deal for that specific item goes live. "No Prime Day specials at the store".

Amazon Prime Day is already off to a roaring start, despite a few bumps in the road.

But by June this year, Amazon had narrowed the gap significantly in these areas, according to research from Starcom. According to One Click Retail, which measures ecommerce data, Amazon sold about $1 million worth of products a minute during peak time previous year.

In Spain, almost 2,000 employees began a three-day strike on Monday.

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