As a third-party seller, I wondered what was going on when my “Seller Central” page didn’t match up with my e-mails, where I get notifications of sales. Turns out there’s a major server outage that’s also affecting their streaming services, so if you use anything on Amazon and hit a roadblock, come back in a few hours and try it again.
I didn’t pit it because it doesn’t appear to be anyone’s fault. Some people are suggesting that they’re blocking 3p sellers so they can divert people to their own warehouses, but I disagree. Why would they cut into their own commissions, anyway?
A friend of mine is a senior code developer for a shipping logistics company. I spoke with him this morning; he said that he was dealing with a number of their big clients yesterday, who use AWS for their web systems, who were having major problems.