The best deals you can still get after Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best deals so far including TVs, Fitbit and Echo Show

The snags Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day were an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created, and people took to social media to complain that they couldn't order items.

Amazon held its annual Prime Day earlier this week, and the company said the 36-hour event was the biggest shopping event in its history. Some users reported they could shop for items, but when they tried to purchase items the site crashed.

In an email from Amazon sent to Retail Dive, the company provided feedback from its third party marketplaces sellers, and quotes saying they'd also had a stellar day. One of the most popular Prime Day deals a year ago was a 50% discount on 23andme DNA testing kits.

Amazon uses Prime Day to boost sales, recruit Prime members and promote its own products.

At Amazon India, smartphone sales increased five times compared with the sales on a typical day, while that of large appliances jumped nine times and fashion products rose two times, the company said in a statement.

Amazon typically schedules Prime Day for mid July and this year the deals begin at midday PST (3pm EST) on Monday, July 16.

Highlights for shoppers past year included a 30% discount on the Amazon Echo Dot, an Alexa-enabled device capable of playing music, making calls and controlling smart home gadgets. Amazon Prime Rewards Visa cardmembers also got 10% back, double the standard 5%-back reward. Target said July 17 was the highest single day of traffic and sales of 2018.

Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best deals so far including TVs, Fitbit and Echo Show

In case you're wondering, Prime Members in the USA purchased more 6-quart crock pots, 23 and Me DNA tests, and LifeStraw water filters than anything else.

Enjoy all the Prime Day 2018 deals by signing up for a free 30-day trial membership here. Analysts, meanwhile, saw other things Amazon could have done better, like discounting more fashion brands and taking more advantage of its acquisition of Whole Foods.

What else is on sale for Prime Day this year?

Deals on Prime Day are not available to everyone.

But retailers trying to cash in on Prime Day also have to compete with Amazon's discounts.

In an email to The Associated Press, it said "many are shopping successfully" and that in the first hour of the 36-hour Prime Day in the USA, customers ordered more items than in the same time frame past year. Amazon has promised an action-packed day for Canada, with double the deals on Amazon devices and the biggest deals yet on home security, smart home and Alexa-enabled products.

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