Amazon's Prime Day Launch Experienced Some Technical Problems

Amazon's Prime Day Launch Experienced Some Technical Problems

Amazon's Prime Day Launch Experienced Some Technical Problems

Online shoppers reported issues with Amazon's website Monday, just as the retailer's Prime Day began.

Many shoppers had issues on the site at the start of Prime Day, which provides additional discounts and deals for Amazon Prime members.

Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 36 hours this year and will try to lure more deal-seekers to the aisles of Whole Foods.

This year's Prime Day is expected to bring in $3.4 billion for the company, up from an estimated $2.4 billion a year ago, according to retail research firm Coresight Research. Among them, a Fingerlings unicorn doll whose horn lights up and a Delta kitchen faucet that can be turned on through Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.

Amazon's flash sales event Amazon Prime Day finishes tonight at midnight.

At the time of writing, Amazon's website issues had lasted almost an hour.

Product image via Amazon
Product image via Amazon

If you're not yet a member, Amazon has announced that you can take advantage of the deals through their Amazon Prime 30-day free trial, alternatively, bargain-hunters can sign up for £7.99 a month or £79 for an entire year.

Last year, Prime Day prices were better than Black Friday prices 76 percent of the time, about on par with 2016, Dengler said. "As more Prime members reach their third, fourth or even longer anniversary, average spending should increase". Amazon's rising share price added around $50bn to Bezos' worth over the previous year and he's now worth more than Bill Gates was at the peak of his wealth in 1999, which would be around $149bn in inflation-adjusted dollars.

Shoppers clicking on many Prime Day links Monday got only an abashed-looking dog with the words, "Uh-oh".

While some users were completely blocked from accessing deals, others experienced problems after trying to buy items in their shopping carts, according to Twitter accounts.

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