Amazon faces web issues around the world on Prime Day

Prime Day

In India, the Prime Day sale will last until July 17 midnight.

According to data provided by Amazon, some of the best-selling products include the company's own Echo Dot device, Kindle Paperwhite, Huggies nappies and Finish dishwasher tablets.

Still, the hiccups could mute sales and send shoppers elsewhere during one of Amazon's busiest sales periods that's also a key time for it to sign up new Prime members.

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"Some customers are having difficulty shopping, and we're working to resolve this issue quickly", Amazon said Monday on Twitter, adding that "many are shopping successfully".

The Spanish Workers' Commissions (CCOO) and General Workers' Union (UGT) said almost 80 percent of workers left their positions at Amazon's largest packing and distributing centre in the country.

The Verdi union also said workers in Spain were staging a three-day strike, while Polish workers were staging a work to rule.

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The retailing giant's website experienced periodic outages on desktop and mobile on Monday afternoon, right after the Prime Day sale began at 3 p.m. ET. Most of the savings are available exclusively for Prime members, but some retailers are sharing the love with all shoppers.

Bezos is now the world's richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. That's about $55 billion more than Microsoft Corp.co-founder Bill Gates, the world's second-richest person. Analysts, meanwhile, saw other things Amazon (AMZN) could have done better, like discounting more fashion brands and taking more advantage of its acquisition of Whole Foods.

Amazon said it expected only a fraction of its 12,000 workers in Germany across its six sites to join the strike.

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Shoppers took to social media to complain that they couldn't order any items. According to One Click Retail, which measures ecommerce data, Amazon sold about $1 million worth of products a minute during peak time past year.

Material from The Washington Post was used in this report.

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