Amazon Prime Day 2018

Angelo Anderson
July 17, 2018

In the first hour of the 36-hour sale, customers in the US have ordered more items compared to the first hour of Prime Day previous year, according to Amazon.

Nearly as soon as it started, Amazon customers eager to indulge in an orgy of consumption found their purchasing plans paralyzed - because Amazon's servers refused to accept payment details.

So get ready for one of the biggest online shopping days of the year and good luck finding all the deals you're looking for.

This sort of a glitch won't boost satisfaction levels for Prime Members, who tend to shop Amazon more frequently than non-members (75% make purchases two or three times a month, according to RBC's survey) and are more loyal customers.

This is a developing story. we'll update this post with more info as we get it.

Even though Amazon says it sold more during the first hour of this year's event compared to last year, it remains to be seen whether or not the site's technical difficulties will significantly impact its overall Amazon Prime Day results for this year.

Are you seeing cute dogs on Amazon.com instead of Prime Day deals?

Amazon has responded to our queries regarding these outages with the following response.


The best upright vacuum deals The best handheld vacuum deals Save on top-rated and best-selling vacuum cleaners like the eufy RoboVac11 during Prime Day.

That's what plenty of Amazon customers saw at the onset of Prime Day 2018 when Amazon's website appeared to go down for many users.

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Amazon and its billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos, have a long history of thwarting unionization efforts in the United States. Until now, though, most of their efforts have been centered around the critical holiday season.

A spokeswoman for the Seattle-based giant said it was committed to providing workers with "positive working conditions".

"We train all year for events like this", Lindsay said. Many took to social media to complain.

Germany is the company's second biggest market after the US.

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