However, none of this got in the way of breaking sales records.
Shoppers can download the Amazon App to get an early look at the deals for the day on everything from protein shake powder to comforters, furniture and electronics. It seems these roadblocks were too minor to have any material impact on the company's ability to ship out merchandise.
Amazon's response to shoppers also left a lot to be desired.
At Amazon India, smartphone sales increased five times compared with the sales on a typical day, while that of large appliances jumped nine times and fashion products rose two times, the company said in a statement.
Amazon (AMZN) said Tuesday that prime members were continuing to shop on Prime Day. More than 100 million products were purchased around the globe. Experts predict Prime Day 2018 will be Amazon's biggest online sales day to date. "So it really does feel like Prime Day has grown up and has become a legitimate shopping holiday", Cooper Smith, director of Amazon IQ Research at Gartner L2, told Retail Dive in an interview. For this prime day alone, these businesses made over $1 Billion in sales.
Amazon goes to the dogs after Prime Day downtime
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.
'Some customers are having difficulty shopping, and we're working to resolve this issue quickly, ' Amazon tweeted hours after the site crashed.
AUSTRALIA'S first ever Amazon Prime Day kicked off at midday yesterday - but despite the hype, shoppers have slammed the sale's mediocre discounts and limited offerings.
"Based on our initial analysis and knowing that in the United States more new customers joined Prime on Prime Day 2017 than on any single day in Amazon history, we believe Amazon Prime Day, set to take place on July 16, will be a critical factor in boosting membership numbers in Australia", Starcom's director of audience & measurement solutions, Nicole Conroy, said. Amazon's Prime Day failures won't mar the company's financial results, but they do leave a mark.
Amazon uses Prime Day to boost sales, recruit Prime members and promote its own products.
Nonetheless, the 36-hour bargain spree has been crowned the biggest global shopping event in Amazon's history, beating out all the other made-up deal days that came before it.
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