Amazon Prime Day Puts Pressure On Other Retailers

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Many customers shopping for deals on on Monday-also known as Amazon Prime Day-are reporting the company's website is down. She noted the problems affected Amazon's conversion rate, or how many people bought an item when they came to the site.

The hiccups, though, could have sent shoppers elsewhere during a key period for Amazon to sign up new Prime members. A company spokesman didn't immediately respond to an e-mail.

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Following the launch of Prime in Australia last month, Amazon's app went from the ninth to the sixth most downloaded shopping app in the country. Lasting for 36 hours this year, it offers discounts on products to Prime Members.

Plus, many other chains offered sales and promotions to try to capitalize on the day.

Prime Day, created by Amazon in 2015 for its 20th anniversary, has inspired other companies like Wayfair to invent their own shopping holidays. Online furniture seller Wayfair introduced Way Day in April, becoming its biggest revenue day ever.

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

"We have been humbled by the reception Prime has had here".

She acknowledged the fourth annual Prime Day got off to a "ruff start". It's rather impressive to see Amazon maintain stock on such a wide variety of items for almost the entire duration of the huge shopping event.

Nearly 1,800 workers in Spain went on strike Monday, according to The Washington Post, and more are expected to join the protest on Tuesday in Germany and Poland. Workers in Spain are out on a three-day strike, meanwhile, while in Poland they are staging a work to rule, Verdi said.

"The message is clear: when the online trade giant gets rich, it's on the back of the health of its employees", Verdi's Stefanie Nutzberge said in a statement.