SEATTLE, WA. (THECOUNT) — Amazon is suspending all shipments, other than medical supplies and household staples amid coronavirus crisis, this according to a memo it just sent sellers.
Amazon announced Tuesday that it plans to immediately suspend all shipments – other than medical supplies, household staples and other high-demand products – to its warehouses until April 5, 2020.
Amazon told sellers on Tuesday that it’s suspending shipments of all non-essential products to its warehouses to deal with the increased workloads following the coronavirus outbreak.Amazon is now prioritizing medical supplies, household staples, and other high-demand products to its warehouses until April 5. “We are temporarily prioritizing household staples, medical supplies, and other high-demand products coming into our fulfillment centers so that we can more quickly receive, restock, and deliver these products to customers,” the message said.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Amazon is now blocking sellers from shipping non-essential products to its warehouses in response to the significant increase in orders it’s seeing as the novel coronavirus spreads across the country.On Tuesday, Amazon told sellers in an email that it will only accept shipments of “household staples, medical supplies, and other high-demand products” to its warehouse until April 5 to deal with the high demand of those products amid the coronavirus crisis, reports BusinessInsider.
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