Flipkart’s website has gone down within 10 minutes of Xiaomi Mi 3 going on sale. Last night, Flipkart had announced that it had received 100,000 pre-registrations for the Mi 3 ahead of the sale. It seems the website hasn’t been able to handle the sudden rush of people trying to book their unit.
The website seems to work normally until the moment you try to hit the payment button on the Mi 3 page. On hitting the payment button, the website crashes and throws up the above error image.
This is not the first time that Flipkart’s site has crashed on the day of a major launch. Earlier this year, the website crashed multiple times when the Motorola Moto G and the Motorola Moto E went on sale. It is surprising that Flipkart wasn’t better prepared this time, considering the pre-registrations were a good indication of the kind of traffic the e-commerce site could have expected.
Apologies for the issues our customers are facing… the Mi 3 launch is keeping our site very busy. Working on getting this fixed ASAP.
— Flipkart (@Flipkart) July 22, 2014
— Abhishek Baxi (@baxiabhishek) July 22, 2014
And @Flipkart has already crashed within 2 minutes of MI 3 going on sale
— Karan Bajaj (@Karanbajaj) July 22, 2014
lol @flipkart throws “Oops! Something went wrong!. Please try again.” when proceeding to payment.
— Kunal Gangar (@kunalgangar) July 22, 2014