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Amazon Prime Day could hurt department stores and discounters

30 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Amazon Prime Day is expected to be bigger this year than ever before. This will likely come at the expense of its brick-and-mortar competitors.
According to data from Foursquare, department stores and dollar stores saw the biggest declines in foot traffic during the week of Prime Day in 2017.
As the overlap between Amazon and department stores grows, the latter could suffer.
After a technical glitch that affected shoppers on Monday afternoon and evening, Prime Day is now in full swing. As shoppers turn their attention to scoring Prime Day deals, Amazon's...
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Amazon reveals the 5 top-selling items on Prime Day as website glitches fail to spoil the holiday

Amazon reveals the 5 top-selling items on Prime Day as website glitches fail to spoil the holiday

30 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Amazon says this year's Prime Day is off to its strongest start ever in the United States, despite technical glitches that prevented customers from shopping.
Shoppers gobbled up Amazon 's own devices, like the Fire TV Stick, Echo Dot, and Fire 7 tablet. The Instant Pot and LifeStraw rounded out the top five.
Website glitches on Amazon.com started immediately as Prime Day began, with the website presumably crushed under the strain of a horde of shoppers.
Amazon Prime Day is already off to a roaring start, despite a few bumps in the road.
Though technical glitches marred the start...
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