Amazon Goes Down, But Only For Its Sellers

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) had a significant outage last week, but you were unlikely to notice unless you're a seller in the online giant's Marketplace. According to eCommerceBytes, Amazon still hasn't provided an explanation for why its Seller Central page and Marketplace Web Services were unavailable for almost 10 hours on Aug. 6, which meant sellers couldn't download orders, upload shipping confirmations or access sales data. Some sellers reported getting a generic "service unavailable" message, while others saw a page that read: "Technical Notification: We are currently experiencing an issue that is impacting the ability to access all or parts of Seller Central. Our engineers are actively engaged in resolving this issue." One seller commented, "Completely broke my repricer for several hours. Eventually realized it was all Amazon searches causing the issue instead of eBay for a change." At least somebody has something to be happy about. Story