Amazon suffers glitch during summer marketing event

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon.com Inc is seen in Sao Paulo, Brazil October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Monday said it was working to fix a technical issue that had prevented some shoppers from placing orders during the company’s summer marketing event, Prime Day.

The company’s shares were down more than 1 percent in after-hours trading. In a statement, the world’s largest online retailer said many shoppers were ordering items successfully despite the glitch.

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