Target announced that they too will be hosting a super-sale (what many call "Anti-Prime Day" deals) starting on July 17th, with some exclusive deals available now!
Who can shop the Prime Day discounts this year? Some people were seeing the "dogs of Amazon" notification that the website wasn't working, while others said they could add items to their shopping carts, but the Prime Day discount price wasn't reflected at checkout.
"Prime Day 2018 has exceeded our expectations - sales are up more than 400 percent over a typical day".
In Spain, the demonstrators marched under the banner, 'Amazon En Lucha, ' also the name of the group organizing the walkout at the company's fulfillment center just outside the Spanish capital of Madrid.
The website-failure tracking downdetector.com notes it received 21,534 reports of Amazon being down.
The Amazon website fails to load during "Prime Day" on Monday, July 16, 2018. Amazon rarely has trouble handling high traffic volumes and its security is unlikely to be breached by a hacker, he said. The technical glitch did not seem to deter sales, however, and none of the sellers Inc. spoke to experienced any significant decline.
While Prime Day was undoubtedly a success this year, the rocky start certainly left a sour taste in some customer's mouths. As such, all of the Prime Deal listings on the main page are gone until Amazon can sort out a fix for the crash.
It's not all about music-making though with endless deals on everything from Amazon device products to groceries. "Prime Day has turned into a huge opportunity for all online retailers", said Taylor Schreiner, director of Adobe Digital Insights. Record numbers of customers also signed up for the service, according to Amazon.
Customers purchased millions of Fire TV devices on Amazon globally during Prime Day.
The most successful categories, with more than 5 million items sold included Toys, Beauty Products, PCs and Computer Accessories, Apparel and Kitchen Products.
"Prime Day sales in the United States so far are bigger than ever", an Amazon representative confirmed in an email, adding that customers have purchased millions of Alexa-enabled devices like the Echo Dot and others. Amazon's Prime Day bargains includes the Kindle Paperwhite E-reader priced at $79.99 rather than the regular price of $119.99. Earlier this year, the company disclosed that there were more than 100 million Prime Members worldwide.
It's not only Amazon putting on deals today and tomorrow.