During Prime Day Amazon offers impressive Lightning deals on its own devices like the Echo smart speaker and Kindle, as well as on thousands of best-selling TVs, laptops, cameras, and homeware products.
To start with, the company's many third-party sellers managed to rake in "far" over $1 billion in sales during the event.
The integration of Twitch Prime and Amazon Music ensured that the consumer expansion touched the entire Amazon ecosystem and introduced clients to diverse revenue channels.
Memory cards seemed to be especially popular-SanDisk's Ultra 64GB memory card was one of the top selling items in both Spain and France, and in Belgium, buyers flocked to the 128GB model.
The top-selling item in the United States was the Instant Pot, while the Bosch cordless drill took the title in the UK. Still, it's fair to assume Amazon.com's cloud servers temporarily buckled under the increased web traffic around Prime Day. Many took to social media to complain that they couldn't order items.
For what remains of Prime Day, Amazon is giving 20% off anything in its Warehouse to its Prime members. This year, the sales event lasts 36 hours and started at 3 p.m. ET on Monday.
Inc. sales rose sharply during the first three hours of its Prime Day sales event, dispelling fears that the technical glitches that incensed shoppers would significantly hurt business.
Amazon's Prime Day sale was concluded on Tuesday midnight, while the Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale will go on till Thursday.
At Amazon-owned Whole Foods, organic strawberries were best-sellers. And despite the tech issues, Amazon's stock gained 1.2 per cent to $1843.93 as of close of trade on July 17.
Many reported the platform had crashed as soon as the two-day sale day began on Monday, showing them an error message reading "sorry, something went wrong on our end". "I think this is one of the first of many years that we'll see Amazon expanding its Prime Day offerings into the physical space". Once those issues were ironed out though, it's been smooth sailing with nothing standing between shoppers and the killer Prime Day deals they had been waiting for. Rufus played an integral part of the team, such that in 1998 and 1999, employees held up the canine and used his paw to click the mouse, officially launching some of the earliest Amazon.com pages online.