Amazon's Prime Day is off to a red hot start, despite glitches

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In a wave of strikes, thousands of Amazon workers in Germany will join their counterparts in Spain and Poland to demand better working conditions from the USA tech giant on a day that also marks a major sales promotion, Amazon's Prime Day, which is an annual event where the company offers discounts on many products.

By Tuesday morning, shoppers had already bought "millions" of Alexa-enabled devices, with the top-selling products being the Fire TV Stick with an Alexa Voice Remote, the Echo Dot, and the Fire 7 tablet with Alexa, according to the company.

The Prime Day had over 200 exclusive product launches from brands including Nestlé NesPlus, One-Plus, Marks and Spencer and Bosch, many of which were available in the Prime Now app for speed delivery under two hours in the top four cities.

In an email from Amazon sent to Retail Dive, the company provided feedback from its third party marketplaces sellers, and quotes saying they'd also had a stellar day.

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In addition to registering record Prime Day sales, Amazon said it added more Prime members on Monday than in any other day in its history.

Earlier this year, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed that the company has more than 100 million paid Prime members.

Without further ado, here are the best deals from Amazon Prime Day that you can still get.

Highlights for shoppers previous year included a 30% discount on the Amazon Echo Dot, an Alexa-enabled device capable of playing music, making calls and controlling smart home gadgets.


Customers purchased millions of Fire TV devices on Amazon globally during Prime Day. For this prime day alone, these businesses made over $1 Billion in sales.

Amazon didn't say how much people spent in all.

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"Prime Day deals continue until midnight ... across all 23 categories, from toys and gaming consoles, to fashion and books, with deep discounts continuing throughout the day".

According to Amazon, Prime Day sales topped last year's Cyber Monday, Black Friday and Prime Day. Still, it's fair to assume Amazon.com's cloud servers temporarily buckled under the increased web traffic around Prime Day.

The sale starts at midday on Monday 16 July 2018. Shoppers went insane over products like the Instant Pot, 23andMe Health+Ancestry DNA Kit, and Amazon Fire TV Stick while saving some serious cash in the process.


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