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Amazon's website crashes for some users as Prime Day gets going

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A staggering one million Prime Day deals are going live throughout the next 36 hours, available exclusively to Amazon Prime members.

The website for the e-commerce giant crashed shortly after 3 p.m.in NY on Monday - just moments after millions of shoppers deluged to take advantage of Amazon's annual Prime Day. Some customers got an error message on the site, while others were directed to an endless loop of pages that advertised promotions without allowing shoppers to add anything to their shopping carts.

When contacted about the Amazon Prime Day outage, the company said that some customers were having difficulty shopping, and it was working to resolve the issue quickly. Additionally, you can find exclusive offers on things like Amazon Kindle Unlimited subscriptions or discount Prime Video rentals. "The site is has been loading for 20mins #DoBetter".

Amazon's Prime membership program offers two-day free shipping, access to some TV shows on its streaming service, discounts at Whole Foods and a host of other perks.

Amazon has yet to issue any statement regarding the Prime Day website problems, but by around 5 p.m. numerous website features seemed to be working.

Twitter users took over the Prime Day hashtag with jokes and complaints.

A company spokesperson said: "Amazon has invested over 15 billion Euro across Europe and have created over 65,000 permanent jobs since 2010 and provides a safe and positive workplace with competitive pay and benefits from day one".

NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES: Several companies agreed to launch new products on Prime Day, Amazon says. Want to try out Amazon's Alexa? That way, on Prime Day, when these lightning deals strike with limited quantities for just a flashing amount of time, you just have to click checkout when the price drops.

PRIVATE LABEL PUSH: Amazon has been building its own brands, and it'll be offering deals on those, especially its clothing brands, analysts have said.

This year's Prime Day has been the biggest one yet with countries across the world signed up.

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