Amazon sells more than 100 MILLION products despite outages that crashed its site and app

Mail Online | 7/18/2018 | Reuters;Cheyenne Macdonald;Annie Palmer For Dailymail.com
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Amazon called this year's Prime Day the 'biggest shopping event' in its history as shoppers bought more than 100 million products during the 36-hour sale.

That's depite glitches on its mobile app and websites that prevented customers from placing orders for hours on end.

Products - Amazon - Fire - TV - Stick

Among the best-selling products were several of Amazon's own, including the Fire TV stick and the Echo Dot.

Outside of Amazon-branded products, the Instant Pot, 23 and Me DNA test and the LifeStraw water filter were the best-selling items in the US, while the Bosch cordless drill, Philips Hue light strip and Finish dishwasher tablets were purchased the most in the UK.

Prime - Day - July - Am - ET

Prime Day began on July 16 and ran through 3 a.m. (ET) on Wednesday. For the first time, Amazon extended the sales event to be a day and a half this year.

'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,' said Jeff Wilke, CEO of Worldwide Consumer at Amazon, in a statement.

Company - Sales - Figures - Event - Members

The company did not provide total sales figures for the event, which was open only to members of its Prime subscription service across 17 countries, up from 13 last year.

Short of mentioning how many Prime subscribers it added, Amazon said it had more new Prime members sign up on July 16 than any previous day in the company's history.

Firm - July - Sales - Day - Home

Additionally, the firm said July 17 was the biggest sales day for smart home devices in the US in...
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