How Amazon’s Announcement Could Affect Your Online Orders
Today, Amazon made an announcement that they would only be receiving shipments of "vital supplies" to their European and US warehouses until April 5. This is a measure to free up inventory space for the most important items that people need during the coronavirus pandemic.
So what does this mean for the millions of people that order from Amazon every day? Well, for one they are probably going to run out of that salad shooter you wanted to order....and you might have to wait until after April 5 to have that flat-screen TV delivered.
Amazon says that if they have an item in stock they will ship it out even if it's not one of the "vital supplies" like baby products; health and household items; beauty and personal care; grocery; industrial and scientific; and pet supplies. Books are also included. If an ordered item is not in stock it won't be restocked until after April 5.
Also, don't expect your normal two-day shipping during this time. Your order might get there in 2 days, but it also could take several days. Amazon is asking its customers to be patient. Amazon says they are hiring 100,000 warehouse workers to keep up with the current demand.
Read more about the entire announcement here.