'Woeful': First Amazon Prime Day slammed

'Woeful': First Amazon Prime Day slammed

'Woeful': First Amazon Prime Day slammed

Shoppers purchaed more than five million toys, beauty products, PCs, apparel items and kitchen products.

Amazon also sold more than 300,000 6-quart Instant Pots and 150,000 LifeStraw personal water filters. Before Prime Day, the retail think tank Coresight Research predicted sales would reach $3.4 billion, about $1 billion more than past year. The site-wide sales officially kick off at 3 p.m. EDT Monday and last through Tuesday, though Amazon devices like the Echo and Kindle were on sale as of 3 a.m. EDT, along with other products. Amazon's Prime Day failures won't mar the company's financial results, but they do leave a mark. Amazon will also be updating its live blog throughout the day with new deals and information about the sale. Different deals become available throughout the day and a half of Prime Day, but Prime membership holders should look out for a few in particular. It took the company about two hours to acknowledge the obvious problems people were having with Prime Day shopping - a pretty long wait for customers seeking an explanation.

For next year's Prime Day definitely take the bet that new records will be set, but Amazon should prep to make sure the onslaught of buyers can be handled.

In the United States, the company noted that its Cloud Cam was the "best selling security camera deal" in Amazon history.

While Amazon would probably argue its 404 error pages are simply an extension of the company's dog-friendly culture, let's face it: they're also a creative way to cushion the blow whenever parts of its heavily trafficked website goes down.

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"We have been humbled by the response from Prime members to Prime Day in Australia, with demand exceeding our expectations, and sales surpassing Boxing Day on the first day", he told news.com.au.

It wasn't just Amazon who benefited from this influx of sales; small and medium-sized businesses enjoyed increased sales from Prime Day, with over $1 billion in sales recorded. Through Alexa, you still can get the Fire TV for $19.99 and all other Prime Day deals on Amazon devices. Target's one-day sale made Tuesday its most successful sales day of the year.

The latest Amazon Prime Day 2018 sales event is slated to end at midnight PT on Wednesday, July 16 for North American shoppers - that's 1 a.m. Mountain time, 2 a.m.

The internet powerhouse ran into some early snags Monday afternoon, as deal-seekers flooding Amazon's servers ended up getting images of dogs along with the words, "Uh-oh".

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