Published: Tue, July 17, 2018

Amazon.com Having Site Outages During Amazon Prime Day Launch

Amazon.com Having Site Outages During Amazon Prime Day Launch

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According to the website DownDetector.com, which tracks website outages, Amazon's website has not been working properly since 3:04 p.m. EDT. "Something went wrong on our end". It had more sign-ups during 2017's event than any other day in the company's history, Amazon said at the time, without providing specific numbers.

Shoppers were expected to spend $US3.4 billion ($4.6 billion) on Amazon during the promotion, up more than 40 per cent from last year's Prime Day, according to Coresight Research.

While Amazon doesn't disclose sales figures for Prime Day, Deborah Weinswig, CEO of Coresight Research, had estimated that it will generate $3.4 billion in sales worldwide, up from an estimated $2.4 billion a year ago.

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Given the worker discontent, the emergence of a new version of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index that named Jeff Bezos as the richest man in modern history was unfortunate.


But in Europe, where unionization is more widespread, labor unions have been on the front lines of calling for workers' rights at the company's warehouse facilities, where physical demands can be grueling and temperatures can reach extremes. Nearly all such titles forgot to mention they get a cut of everything a reader buys if they click on the links in the story.

"We are committed to ensuring a fair cooperation with all our employees, including positive working conditions and a caring and inclusive environment".

"We train all year for events like this", Lindsay said.

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

In the United States, advocacy groups are planning several consumer rallies outside Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market locations to protest the sale of Nazi, Confederate and white nationalist merchandise through Amazon's marketplace of third-party sellers.

Amazon created Prime Day in 2015 to mark its 20th anniversary, and its success has inspired other e-commerce companies to invent shopping holidays. It also said Amazon had refused to enter negotiations over the issues.

The retail giant is turning up the heat on streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music by offering big discounts on Amazon Music Unlimited.

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