Best Amazon Prime Day Nintendo Gaming Deals On Switch And 3DS

Best Amazon Prime Day Nintendo Gaming Deals On Switch And 3DS

Best Amazon Prime Day Nintendo Gaming Deals On Switch And 3DS

It turns out that Amazon's technical glitch Monday that prevented Prime Day shoppers in the USA from accessing the online store for a few hours didn't hamper the e-commerce giant's biggest sales promotion of the year. 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.

Amazon warehouse workers have also been talking to the press, and claim they're under constant pressure to fulfill delivery orders.

In addition to registering record Prime Day sales, Amazon said it added more Prime members on Monday than in any other day in its history.

Prime Day also lasts six hours longer than a year ago and is four new countries. Despite some website outages shortly after Prime Day got under way, sales in the first 12 hours skyrocketed 89% versus the same time span a year earlier, according to published reports citing data from e-commerce specialist Feedvisor.

Check out the full range of Prime Day TV deals on Amazon for more live deals.

Within minutes of the sale opening on July 16th, Amazon's website crashed, with online shoppers unable to access the sales or make purchases for the first few hours. Amazon Prime Rewards Visa cardmembers also got 10% back, double the standard 5%-back reward. "All of this was made possible because of our many valued associates, the global team that continues to make Prime Day bigger and better". "We're excited to leverage the momentum as we move into the second half of 2018", said the CEO of Simply Gum, one of the SMBs that participated in Prime Day.

US users were affected the most by Amazon outage
US users were affected the most by Amazon outage

"It has been one of the best vehicles" for signing up members, said Goldberg.

In an email to The Associated Press, it said "many are shopping successfully" and that in the first hour of the 36-hour Prime Day in the US, customers ordered more items than in the same time frame previous year.

The "Black Friday in July" sales are used to encourage people to purchase Amazon Prime memberships, which are needed to take advantage of the deals. This year Prime Day starts at midday PT (3pm ET) on July 16.

If you use Alexa regularly, the Echo Show ranks as your top Amazon Prime Day deal.

But there's a catch - the sale is available only to Amazon Prime members.

The issue was "especially problematic" considering that numerous Prime deals were only available during set windows of time, noted GlobalData Retail Managing Director Neil Saunders, in comments emailed to Retail Dive.

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