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Amazon back up as usual, says sales rise despite Prime Day crashes

Xbox Game Pass Amazon back up as usual, says sales rise despite Prime Day crashes
Diane Mills | 18 July, 2018, 08:14

In Spain, employees in San Fernando de Henares near Madrid - Amazon's biggest logistics centre in the country - were observing a second day of work stoppage which was due to continue on Wednesday. According to the landing page, the Prime Day Sale will also bring huge discounts on the products from the categories like clothing, smart devices, home appliances, interiors and much more. By Monday night, Amazon had addressed the majority of its tech issues, which impacted both the desktop site and mobile app.

The good news is that products are added to the store all the time, so it's worth refreshing the page and keeping an eye on the "just added" section for the duration of Prime Day.

Prime Day, created by Amazon.com Inc.in 2015 to mark its 20th anniversary, has inspired other e-commerce companies to invent their own shopping holidays.

Sales soared by 41% in the first five hours of Prime Day compared to the first five hours past year, according to Feedvisor, a software company that uses algorithm and machine learning to track e-commerce pricing.

There's 4 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for just £0.99, free games each day in the run up to July 16 and beyond from Twitch Prime, and 3 free months of KindleUnlimited.

"The message is clear: while the online giant gets rich, it's saving money on the health of its workers", Stefanie Nutzenberger, union representative, said in a release.

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"Only (Amazon) will know the impact because the glitch affected their conversion rate, but probably not overall sales which were trending up anyway", she said in an email Tuesday.

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A number of other retailers, from Target to Urban Outfitters, are offering their own deals during Prime Day.

"We believe Amazon's Fulfillment Center jobs are excellent jobs providing a great place to learn skills to start and further develop a career", the company said in comments emailed to Reuters.

Shoppers took to social media to complain that they couldn't order any items.

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