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Amazon’s new Part Finder helps you shop for those odd nuts and bolts

Got an odd screw, nut, bolt, washer or fastener you need to buy more of, but have no idea to how to find the right one? Amazon’s “Part Finder” can help. The company has rolled out a new feature on mobile that lets you point your camera at the item in question, so Amazon can scan it, measure it, then direct you to matching items from its product catalog. The company didn’t announce the feature’s launch, but confirmed to us it was rolled out to all users a couple of weeks ago. The feature takes advantage of the iPhone’s camera to measure the object in question – a process it walks you through when you first launch “Part Finder” by tapping the Camera button next to the search box in the Amazon app. This is the area where Amazon has added a number of product-finding functions that let consumers search for products without entering text. For example, here is where you’ll find the barcode scanner, the  image recognition-based product search , package X-Ray , Smilecode scanner , AR View , and more. To use Part Finder, you first tap the icon to launch the feature, then place the object on a white surface next to a penny, as instructed. (A piece of white paper worked well.) The instructions explain how to correctly tilt the phone in order to measure the part. This involves a display of a crosshairs and circle that appear on the white surface in the camera’s viewfinder. You tilt the phone until the circle is lined up in the center of the crosshairs. Amazon’s app then scans the item and delivers results, assuming the product is in focus and you’ve followed the instructions properly.

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Prime Day boosted other large retailers’ sales by 54%, says report

Amazon’s Prime Day again broke records this year , but the sales holiday also boosted sales across the broader U.S. e-commerce industry. According to Adobe Analytics data released this morning, larger retailers – meaning those with over a billion in annual revenue – saw a 54 percent increase in sales on Prime Day, compared with an average Tuesday. This is attributed to increased conversions on their own sites, Adobe says. Though not highlighted in Adobe’s report, Target announced that its one-day sale held on Tuesday was the biggest online shopping day of 2018, in terms of both traffic and sales. “Millions” of guests shopped its site, and “millions” of orders are now being fulfilled, it said. Of note, 90 percent of those online orders are being fulfilled by Target stores – a different model than Amazon. eBay, however, can’t comment on the results of its Prime Day sale, as it’s scheduled to report earning today. But it had advertised exclusive deals at 80% off of items’ retail prices. Walmart, meanwhile, wooed shoppers with ads touting free, two-day shipping without the need for membership ahead of the sale. It also slashed prices on Google Home devices, as a counter to Amazon’s Echo sales

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Amazon’s Prime Day again became the biggest sales day in its history

Prime Day has once again broken records. Despite serious glitches at its start, Amazon announced this morning that Prime Day 2018 grew to become the biggest shopping event in its history, beating out Cyber Monday, Black Friday, and the previous Prime Day 2017. Of course, this year’s Prime Day was longer – a full 36-hours, in fact. And while Amazon did make its comparisons to other sales holidays over the same period of time, it’s not quite the same thing to compare a shorter sale to a longer one. ( Last year’s Prime Day was 30 hours, for example.) Still, it’s a remarkable showing on Amazon’s part. So much so that Amazon has taken the unusual step of actually providing some numbers around how much people bought. Though it still declines to talk sales dollars, as per usual, it did say that Prime members worldwide purchased over 100 million products, with small and medium-sized businesses on Amazon “far exceeding” $1 billion in sales this year. It was unclear, however, if Amazon was counting sales at Whole Foods – which did participate in Prime Day for the first time – when calculating this 100 million products sold figure, or its “best day ever” statements. We asked the company to clarify this, and confirmed that Whole Foods sales were  not being included in those calculations. That said, Amazon says that Prime members “saved millions” at Whole Foods during Prime Day, where the top buy was organic strawberries. Prime Day 2018 was also the biggest event ever for Amazon devices, the retailer noted. This can be, in part, chalked up to the fact that Amazon put its devices on sale 12 hours before Prime Day even began, which allowed people more time to buy them at the reduced prices. Its best-sellers worldwide included the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote and the Echo Dot

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Amazon has amazing deals on unlocked smartphones for Prime Day, including Huawei, Samsung, Moto, Nokia, and … – Mashable

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Get a year of Norton security for up to 5 devices for under $20 — on sale thanks to Amazon Prime Day – Mashable

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Best gaming deals for Amazon Prime Day: Nintendo Switch, Xbox, Oculus Rift, PlayStation games, and more – Mashable

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Best gaming deals for Amazon Prime Day: Nintendo Switch, Xbox, Oculus Rift, PlayStation games, and more – Mashable

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