Last years Amazon Prime Day caused increased traffic to Amazon.com. The site had issues handling all the increased traffic and experienced several crashes and website problems. This years Prime Day will have more traffic and more sales! Lets hope Amazon has prepared for the big day.
Amazon Prime Day History
Prime Day started 4 years ago on July 15th, 2015. Customers were given amazing deals on various products. Amazon had a simple goal, to offer “a volume of deals greater than Black Friday”. The outcome, happy shoppers and Amazon sellers.
The first Prime Day lasted for 24-hours and 34.4 million items were ordered. This was the largest sales day in history, worldwide! Each year after that (2016,2017,2018) Amazon Prime Day, was improved with more eligible products, Whole Foods sale participation for in-store shoppers, and most importantly better more competitive discounts.
Prime Day 2018: When Things Got Real
Last years Prime Day was the busiest yet. More shoppers and more sales equal a lot more traffic! This was the biggest global shopping day in Amazon history. Over 100 million products were purchased in a 36-hour period.
As a result, tons of online shoppers were having issues using the Amazon website being it couldn’t handle all the increased traffic. Various pages wouldn’t load or “couldn’t be found”. Links were broken and unresponsive, causing Amazon’s various “Dogs of Amazon” error page to show. These dogs of amazon were a pleasant way to let shoppers know something was wrong with the Amazon site. The Amazon dogs became an overnight sensation and frustration. Various people on social media expressed their frustrations and amusement.
Prime Day 2019: What to expect according to Amazon
Check out our daily updated Prime Day Buyers Guide that shows up to date deals and promotions. There will be tons of promotions and deals to choose from and we have gathered the best all in one place!
As Amazon Prime Day approaches, having a set plan for what needs to be bought is very helpful. This will prevent hours of aimlessly shopping and browsing. Therefore, creating lists will prove to be very beneficial. Some good shopping list examples: A list of house hold needs, gifts for future events, and even bulk pet supplies.
Prime Day Exclusive Options & Early Deals Available Now
List Provided by Amazon
The Toshiba 43-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV HDR – Fire TV Edition. This is a Toshiba 4K UHD Smart TV – Fire TV Edition delivers true-to-life 4K Ultra HD picture quality with over 8 million pixels for stunning clarity, deep contrast, and vivid colors.
Yale Assure YRD226 Touchscreen Deadbolt + Amazon Cloud Cam | Key Smart Lock Kit (Oil-Rubbed Bronze). GO KEYLESS. Lock and unlock your home with ease using the touchscreen keypad or use the Key app. Never worry about lost, misplaced, or duplicate keys. WATCH OVER HOME. Easily monitor and control your front door from anywhere. Connect with the Cloud Cam to see who comes and goes with 1080p HD video, night vision, and two-way audio
Schwinn Vantage Rxe Gravel Adventure Electric Bike with Bosch Performance Line Middrive 350 Watt Motor and Mechanical Disc Brakes, 650b/27.5-Inch Wheels, 57cm/Large Frame, Matte Black/Blue. Designed for serious cyclists who want to take their ride the extra mile or more. Suggested rider height for the 57 centimeters/Large frame size is 5feet 10 inches – 6 feet 1 inches.
Jabra Elite 65t Alexa Enabled True Wireless Earbuds Charging Case – Titanium Black. Conversations are made incredibly clear with true wireless earbuds that feature 4-microphone technology and deliver superior call performance