Amazon site crashes: Not ready for Prime time?

Angelo Anderson
July 17, 2018

The Amazon Prime day sale will also bring price cut on smartphones such as the Moto G5 Plus, Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime, Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei P20 Lite, 10.or E, 10.or G, and the InFocus Turbo 5.

This year's sales event, which starts Monday afternoon, will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products.

"They have a lot of Amazon products in Whole Foods stores now", said Dan Ackerman, a section editor for CNET.

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.

"Amazon is a massive behemoth - it will take more than a strike in Spain to rattle its cage", said Peter Horst, founder of marketing consulting firm CMO.


Daniel Ives, the head of technology research at the market-research analytics firm GBH Insights, says the uptick is caused in part by the sale's lasting 36 hours this year - up from 30 previously* - and also by how heavily Amazon has pushed discounts, especially on Alexa products.

Even Amazon Prime's video service spent the day stuttering. Nearly all such titles forgot to mention they get a cut of everything a reader buys if they click on the links in the story. Thank you Prime Day.

Amazon recorded $900 million in sales its first year, according to Coresight. Prime Day also lasts six hours longer than a year ago.

BACK TO SCHOOL: The company is making a big push in school supplies for Prime Day. On both accounts, it succeeds very nicely, boasting 4K and HDR capabilities for huge visual quality, and it's now on offer thanks to the ongoing Amazon Prime Day sales. Based on its data, Prime Day was the biggest online shopping day in the third quarter across several categories.

The website crash meant that many shoppers hoping to snag a 28 percent discount on a Toshiba 50-inch Smart television, equipped with Amazon's Fire TV technology - normally priced at $399.99 - were left anxiously refreshing their browsers only to be greeted by the playful puppies.

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