Online retail giant Amazon celebrated its annual Prime Day with massive deals on everything from electronics to children’s toys to magazine subscriptions. All shoppers must have a Prime account or can sign up for the 30-day free trial. After the trial, members would only have to pay $10.99 per month.
Ahead of the sale, Amazon announced its warehouses are fully stocked and ready for the large influx of customers ready to grab some of the goods on sale. Amazon’s media campaign featured ads on network television shows and online to promote the sale. Buyers will have to act fast as not all deals last the entire day.
Online discount sale site bestblackfriday.com has a full breakdown of all the details. Among notable deals was a Kindle Fire tablet for $33. You can also find Black Friday and other seasonal deals on the website.
The enormous sale kicked off with some technical difficulties. Several customers complained that the site was not allowing them to check out or add items to their digital shopping carts. Amazon informed customers they were working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible via their Twitter account. This sparked the hashtag “#primedayfail” to make its round on Twitter, with customers discussing their disappointment with the website and the deals alike.
Prime Day also brings some attention to charities through Amazon’s AmazonSmile feature. By choosing to donate through AmazonSmile, a portion of shopper’s purchase will be donated to a charity of their choice. There are endless charities and non-profits available to donate to but the company highlights five main organizations.
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