Amazon’s Prime Day runs into early snags

Amazon’s Prime Day runs into early snags

Prime subscription remained a hot-selling item for Amazon India, and the company said more than 35% of new members were from tier-II and beyond during the recently concluded Prime Day sale this week.

Sales from its 36-hour shopping extravaganza surpassed those from Cyber Monday, Black Friday, and last year's Prime Day, making it once again the biggest shopping event in Amazon's history, the company said.

By Tuesday morning, shoppers had already bought "millions" of Alexa-enabled devices, with the top-selling products being the Fire TV Stick with an Alexa Voice Remote, the Echo Dot, and the Fire 7 tablet with Alexa, according to the company.

Amazon's own products will be on sale the entire time, including the new Echo Show, which is being discounted by $100.

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.

Prime Day also lasts six hours longer than previous year and is four new countries.

Amazon, which recently announced that Prime membership would be getting more expensive, was hoping to lure in shoppers by focusing on new products and having Whole Foods be part of the process.

By downloading the Amazon app, you can get a preview of the Prime Day bargains.

This year Amazon's desktop and mobile websites both experienced major glitches on Monday, making it hard for customers to make purchases and sparking a social media storm in response. CIRP pegs Amazon's current U.S. Prime membership at 95 million.

The problems of the world's second largest e-commerce provider during its much-hyped sale are a reminder that despite more than 20 years of growth in online sales, the shift to the Internet is not trouble-free. "[This year, ] we tripled our inventory and our sales have more than doubled", he says.

Still, Prime member spending has gradually increased, CIRP also said.

In Europe, Amazon employees were using Prime Day to draw attention to their complaints against the company.

Here's the biggest bummer of Prime Day for Nintendo fans: Very few Switch games or 3DS games have gone on sale.

Amazon Prime has proven to be a cash cow for Amazon, which provides members with free two-day shipping and access to its video content for a yearly fee of $119. In television spots, hosts chatted up deals and shoppers could buy the featured products in real time - a peek, perhaps, into Amazon's televised shopping ambitions.

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