Mar 18, 2020

Coronavirus: Amazon blocks non-essential items from warehouses

Amazon is temporarily refusing to stock certain items in its warehouses, to cope with overwhelming demand for household essentials due to the coronavirus pandemic. It means third-party sellers of non-essential items could find it difficult to ship orders to customers. Some items - including many brands of toilet paper - remain out of stock on Amazon's UK website. Third-party sellers can still list and sell items on Amazon but they would have to carry out packing and shipping of the products themselves. Amazon told the BBC: "We are temporarily prioritising household staples, medical supplies, and other high-demand products coming into our fulfilment centres so we can more quickly receive, restock, and deliver these products to customers. We understand this is a change for our selling partners and appreciate their understanding."

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