Amazon suspends shipping of non-essential supplies

Amazon suspends shipping of non-essential supplies

Amazon suspends shipping of non-essential supplies

Amazon has temporarily suspended shipment of some products due to the coronavirus.

In a note sent to sellers on Tuesday, Amazon said it is seeing increasing online shopping demand from consumers.

"We understand this is a change for our selling partners and appreciate their understanding as we temporarily prioritize these products for customers", Amazon stated.

CBS reports the e-commerce giant told third-party sellers to stop shipping non-essential goods to their warehouses in the USA and European Union until April 5 or later.

However, others say the ongoing outbreak, which has infected more than 5,100 people in the USA, warrants Amazon conducting triage on its own shipping network. The economic effects of coronavirus could be some of the worst America has seen since the Great Depression as the stock market continues to be in a free for all.

It was reported that Amazon will still accept items now en route to its fulfillment centres.

It means third-party sellers of non-essential items could find it hard to ship orders to customers.

The moves are created to help its warehouse and delivery workers as they deal with increased workloads following the coronavirus outbreak that's causing more people to shop online.

Will existing orders that were placed earlier this week still ship?

Products that are now in-stock will remain purchasable, but will not be reordered until the pandemic is over.

It is no longer accepting shipments into warehouses that contain non-essential items such as electronics. Orders not containing alcohol are eligible for unattended delivery, and will be left in a location specified by the customer. Amazon struggled to handle the demand, and customers were met with shipping delays.

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And for the orders that it can fulfill, its shipping services have been pushed to the brink, which is causing Amazon to take a rather drastic step to provide relief.

"The move will allow its employees to restock shelves as well as clean and sanitize stores", Walmart said in a Twitter post. Tapping the pin will tell you what we know about the case.

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