Amazon restores service after global outage

At the peak of the disruption, more than 38,000 user reports indicated issues

Amazon.com Inc. said its online stores had returned to normal services after a global outage disrupted shopping on its country sites.

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According to outage monitoring website Downdetector, services were disrupted for nearly two hours and at the peak of the disruption, more than 38,000 user reports indicated issues with Amazon's online stores. They occurred on Sunday evening in the United States and Monday morning for much of the rest of the world. 

Amazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery in the Manhattan borough of New York City, January 29, 2016. (Reuters/Mike Segar/File Photo)

"Some customers may have temporarily experienced issues while shopping. We have resolved the issue, and everything is now running smoothly," an Amazon spokesperson said.

The spokesperson declined to comment on the reason for the outage. 

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It was the second broad disruption since late June when users experienced a brief outage on Amazon platforms including Alexa and Prime Video before services were restored.

Reporting by Radhika Anilkumar, Sneha Bhowmik and Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur and Edwina Gibbs