Makro website hit by huge traffic as Black Friday sale starts

The Makro website suffered downtime this morning due to a huge influx of traffic after launching its Black Friday 2018 deals.

Makro launched its Black Friday specials this morning, offering discounts on 26,000 products over five days from 21-25 November 2018.

The retailer confirmed it was having problems with its website in a tweet responding to a frustrated shopper, stating that the problem was being investigated.

“We apologise for the inconvenience due to the high traffic volume, however the matter is being urgently looked into, please keep trying the Black Friday site for great deals,” the company said.

Attempting to access the site returned a 502 Bad Gateway error through Cloudflare, a prompt stating “this service is unavailable”, or an error page hosted on the Makro website.

A MyBroadband reader sent in screenshots of the website’s error messages, posted below:

Makro website down 1

Makro website down 2

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