Amazon Experiencing Checkout Errors 12-7-2022

Liz Morton
Liz Morton



The outage lasted about 2 hours and garnered national news media attention.

Amazon’s checkout page stopped working for some users | CNN Business
Thousands of customers looking to purchase an item on Amazon early Wednesday encountered an error message on the e-commerce site’s checkout page, a rare issue for a platform that has become even more of a central shopping hub for countless households during the pandemic.
Amazon down for thousands of users - Inc was down for thousands of users on Wednesday, according to outage tracking website About 12,000 users reported issues with accessing the e-commerce platform in the United States as of 10 am ET, according to Downdetector, which tracks outages by collating status repo…
Amazon shopping site back up after outage Inc said it has resolved an issue that prevented some users from accessing the shopping site on Wednesday.

Where are all the national ecommerce and tech industry journalists when eBay fails to pay millions of sellers on time or any of the other near constant buyer and seller impacting glitches and technical misexecution on eBay? 🤨

Amazon shoppers report a massive service disruption preventing them from completing orders - when trying to complete checkout they receive an error message that says "sorry, we're experiencing unusually heavy traffic, please try again in a few seconds."

Reports are pouring in across social media and downdetector shows a major spike in problems as well.

Amazon's Marketplace Web Service Health Dashboard is also showing a current disruption in Orders API.

I'll update as soon as more information is available. In the mean time, if you're experiencing this issue, let us know in the comments below!

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