Oz Amazon Prime Day Posts Record Results

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Amazon said sales in the first 10 hours of Prime Day grew at a faster pace than the same period of the event in 2017.

"Prime Day sales in the USA so far are bigger than ever", an Amazon representative confirmed in an email, adding that customers have purchased millions of Alexa-enabled devices like the Echo Dot and others.

Most of those great deals are still available now even as Prime Day winds down, but we wanted to draw attention one last time to all of the Amazon device deals that are going to end tonight at midnight when Prime Day is officially over. However, in characteristic Amazon fashion, we don't have any concrete numbers on how many sign-ups the company netted or how many of their own products they sold. Perhaps more importantly, though, was the surge in Prime membership.

As of Monday afternoon, there were 4,670 social media posts about the Prime Day crash.

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Despite its share of issues, Amazon is still sitting pretty this Prime Day - but it's possible the worst is yet to come. Many complained about being unable to checkout or search for products, instead getting an error page with images of dogs.

Two companies acquired by Amazon also saw big Prime Day sales: Ring, the video doorbell maker, had its biggest day ever on Amazon on Monday, as its Video Doorbell Pro sold out; and savings by Prime Members at Whole Foods Market reached into the millions of dollars, the company said.

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"Shoppers are looking for something more familiar", he added.

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"Amazon's business model has trained consumers to expect heavy discounts 365 days a year - so Prime Day isn't the shiny object it once was - with an easy, hassle-free and enjoyable shopping experience", Copland said.

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

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

Amazon created Prime Day in 2015 to mark its 20th anniversary, and its success has inspired other e-commerce companies to invent shopping holidays.

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