Amazon says it’s working to resolve glitches

Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best deals so far including TVs, Fitbit and Echo Show

There have also been widespread calls on social media for shoppers to boycott Amazon during Prime Day, which continues through Tuesday. Sales for Amazon's Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote and Echo Dot made history too becoming the "biggest event ever for Amazon devices".

Customers purchased more than 5 million toys-a 1.5 million increase from 2017.

That's probably not really surprising, given the event's extended hours, the fact it was offered in four additional markets, and traffic that was so heavy it overwhelmed the company's servers at times-but it underscores how influential Amazon is on shopper's buying habits.

"Extending Prime Day to a day-and-a-half this year allowed us to further reward members with unbeatable deals, access to exclusive new products and unforgettable experiences that highlight the many benefits of a Prime membership", Jeff Wilke, CEO of worldwide consumer at Amazon, said in a statement.

Earlier this year, the company said it surpassed 100 million Prime members, but Amazon hasn't disclosed official numbers since.

Dogs were the unexpected victor of Amazon Prime Day: Despite the glitch on Amazon.com on Monday, sentiment via social buzz was high (80%), but down about 5% from past year based on Adobe's analysis of social mentions.

Amazon's site crashed on Wednesday across the United States and some parts of the UK, leaving shoppers unable to make their purchases.

At the top of Amara Organic's anti-aging portfolio, the Advanced Age-Defying Moisturizer is now 20% off for Prime members-but only for three more hours. At best, some Prime members found humor in the canine photos, but other shoppers were justifiably less amused they couldn't start bargain-hunting.

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In a statement, Amazon says that many people are shopping successfully, and that in the first hour of Prime Day in the USA, customers ordered more items compared to the first hour previous year.

Like any other holiday, Amazon Prime Day brings with it stressors (as well as delights).

While retailers like Target try to entice customers with their lack of membership fees, the base of Amazon's Prime members in the U.S.is slowing, according to research from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners emailed to Retail Dive.

Prime Day also usually helps boost the number of Prime memberships.

At Amazon-owned Whole Foods, organic strawberries were best-sellers.

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

The Amazon Prime Day page is being constantly updated with new deals throughout the sale.

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