Target is unleashing its own super-sale to battle Prime Day

Lawrence Kim
July 17, 2018

Amazon's 36-hour "Prime Day" marketing jamboree has kicked off with more than a few hiccups.

The Amazon effect isn't all bad news for competitors.

Packages ride on a conveyor system at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore on August 3, 2017.

Many customers shopping for deals on on Monday-also known as Amazon Prime Day-are reporting the company's website is down. "Something went wrong on our end".

The Amazon website fails to load during "Prime Day" on Monday, July 16, 2018.

If problems do persist, it's expected that an update will be shared by the official Amazon Help social media channels within the hour.

Amazon's homepage also experienced some glitches, although links to Prime Day deals on Fire tablets and other items appeared to be working later Monday afternoon.

Prime has added around 10 million new subscribers a year for the past three years, and Blackledge believes Amazon has even more room to convert non-members who shop on Amazon into loyalists.

There will surely be many great Prime Day deals on thousands of products, and it's certainly smart to do some shopping and see if you can snag something you need at a deeply discounted price. The sale will begin July 17 and include offers such as 30 percent off Target-exclusive home brands, up to 30 percent off Google products, such as Google Home and Chromecast, and 25 percent off beauty and personal care.

And you're guaranteed savings on certain products so let's get to it.

But it's good news if you didn't log on today and want a deal that would have been sold out normally.

Apart from Prime Day Sale, Amazon India has also announced a quiz for the app users wherein the participants stand a chance to win a brand new OnePlus 6 smartphone. Nearly all such titles forgot to mention they get a cut of everything a reader buys if they click on the links in the story.

BACK TO SCHOOL: The company is making a big push in school supplies for Prime Day.

"It has been one of the best vehicles" for signing up members", said Goldberg.

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