Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Amazon breaks Prime Day records despite site crashes

Retail Dive
Amazon's first 10 hours of Prime Day outpaced the first 10 hours last year, with Prime members buying "millions" of Alexa devices, according to the e-tailer. More than three quarters (76%) of Prime Day prices beat Black Friday prices, according to an email from deals site BestBlackFriday emailed to Retail Dive. Sales will continue until 3 a.m. Eastern time.

The company acknowledged it had a rough start, with many shoppers unable to make purchases because of site problems, encountering error messages with cute puppies instead. . . . more