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Prime time: A day of deals at Amazon, and at its rivals

Prime time: A day of deals at Amazon, and at its rivals

That's a full 36 hours of deals for Prime members.

Amazon's website crashed for about an hour at the start of the holiday, which began at 3 p.m. ET on Monday.

A view of the new Amazon logistic center with the company's logo in Dortmund, Germany November 14, 2017. Granted, a year ago was the largest Prime Day event ever, racking up billions in sales, but the 2016 numbers also reiterated the conclusion - 77% of the deals were better, with 13% ties.

Shoppers immediately took their frustration to sites like Facebook and Twitter.

To get the Prime Day Whole Foods and Amazon online deals, you must be a Prime member. "If you look at membership over the last few years, it's grown significantly more than expectations".

United Kingdom cuts all ties with John Schnatter following controversy over racial slur
Papa John's plans to pull founder John Schnatter's image from marketing materials following reports he used a racial slur. Papa John's has noted in regulatory filings that its business could be harmed if Schnatter's reputation was damaged.

Amazon said it expected only a fraction of its 12,000 workers in Germany to join the strike, and that there would be no impact on Prime Day deliveries.

Amazon Prime Day was established in 2015 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Amazon. Keep checking back. For details on how to get an Amazon Prime subscription, go here. Want to try out Amazon's Alexa? The biggest deal for those of us without patience, is the free 2-day shipping on most of the stuff we buy.

The company added that many users have successfully completed orders at the start of Prime Day. Prior to the commencement of the sale, Amazon India gave glimpse of the offers and deals on products like electronics, smartphones, and much more.

MORE COUNTRIES: Amazon has been expanding its Prime membership around the world, and four new countries will be a part of Prime Day this year: Australia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Singapore.

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