On Wednesday, Amazon experienced an outage that prevented some users in the United States from accessing their shopping site. According to Downdetector, a site that tracks outages, about 12,000 people reported facing difficulty using the portal.
Amazon resolved the issue soon after, but did not provide any details on what caused it. In addition to problems on the shopping site, some reports suggested that Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company's cloud computing platform, was also experiencing an outage.
Despite these issues, Amazon's shares were only marginally affected by the outage, continuing a wider trend of stock selloffs this week. Overall, it is unclear what caused the outage or how many users were affected, but it is likely that Amazon will release more information in the coming days.