Amazon Outage Tuesday Slows Sales to Sellers
Amazon.com sellers wondering why they experienced a slowdown in orders yesterday discovered it was likely due to technical issues that prevented many customers from completing orders. One seller who had tried to make a purchase himself started a thread, "The reason why sales are slow" on the Amazon discussion boards. The user reported getting the following error when repeatedly attempting to buy an item: "Oops! We're sorry. An error occurred when we tried to process your request. Rest assured, we're working to resolve the problem as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience."