Amazon sells more than 100 million products on Prime Day event

Brenda Watkins
July 20, 2018

In November, for example, hundreds of Amazon workers in Italy and Germany went on strike, saying they were under "high pressure to create more and more in less time".

Amazon said its sales topped those for the Prime event a year ago as well as those for Cyber Monday and Black Friday, but it gave no breakdown of the value of sales or of the scale of discounts it had applied.

'Many are shopping successfully - in the first hour of Prime Day in the USA, customers have ordered more items compared to the first hour previous year.

Prime Day starts Monday afternoon.

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Monday also saw Amazon's market capitalisation rise to $888bn, making it the world's second most valuable company after tech giant Apple, valued at $940bn.

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In Spain, almost 2,000 employees began a three-day strike on Monday.

Amazon said it was resolving the glitches and in a tweet Tuesday lauded Prime Day growth in the first ten hours compared to a year ago. Deal Tomato are continually updating their website with the best Google Pixel & Android Smartphone Prime Day deals of 2018.

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

A record number of Prime members shopped across 17 countries. Rufus played an integral part of the team, such that in 1998 and 1999, employees held up the canine and used his paw to click the mouse, officially launching some of the earliest Amazon.com pages online. Indeed, traffic was so overwhelming in the first few hours of Prime Day that the website was temporarily unavailable. Bigger speakers means it can push your music into your room with greater ease, while its screen is large enough that it can leave Prime Video content actually viewable.

Shoppers purchaed more than five million toys, beauty products, PCs, apparel items and kitchen products.

Whole Foods, included for the first time in Prime Day, figured prominently into the strategy, with members who spent $10 in stores getting $10 to spend on Amazon for Prime Day. The short answer is by signing up for Amazon Prime.

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