AMAZON appears to have stopped working in a bizarre outage affecting checkouts.
Here's all you need to know about whether or not the app is working.
Is Amazon down?
On December 7, 2022, at around midday UK time, thousands of Amazon users flocked to Downdetector to report that Amazon is experiencing outages.
About 81% of users reported issues with the checkout, while 11% percent noted problems with the app.
A mere 9 percent of users reported that tier issues stemmed from the website.
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It appears that users are struggling to checkout with orders placed online.
Amazon has yet to discuss the outage. We've asked Amazon for comment and will update this story with any response.
According to the map on Downdetector, the outages appear to be global.
How can I check if the app is not working?
Users can check if the app is working correctly by trying to add an item to their basket.
You can also check up on how the app is functioning by visiting Downdetector.
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Another good way to check is to have a look on social media.
When else has Amazon's app stopped working?
It was the third broad disruption since late June 2021 when users experienced a brief outage on Amazon platforms before services were restored.
In early June an internet outage saw Amazon, Twitter, and HMRC sites crash – caused by ONE person changing their settings.
Similarly, over 31,000 outages were reported for the site on the evening of Sunday, July 11, according to the site Downdetector.
By 11pm EST, 31,694 Amazon customers reported outages.
According to Downdetector, 81 percent of those reported problems were with the website, whereas 15 percent were with the login, and 5 percent were with the checkout.
And in January 2021 thousands of Brits were unable to access online shopping giant Amazon due to a bizarre bug caused by Sky broadband.
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The app and website experienced issues on December 15, 2021.
Reports on social media revealed that the platform would not work for some users, leaving frustrated shoppers unable to login or make purchases.
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