No! Amazon is not suspending All deliveries. This is fake news but amid the coronavirus crisis Amazon is temporarily prohibiting third-party sellers from shipping and storing non-essential items other than medical supplies and household staples at its warehouses until April 5, 2020. This will likely impact the products available for “Fulfillment by Amazon” (FBA) orders in the near-future.
Amazon is now prioritizing medical supplies, household staples, and other high-demand products to its warehouses until April 5.
The change only affects shipments to Amazon’s warehouses, not the last-mile deliveries to consumers.
That means sellers who use Amazon’s storage and delivery network for a fixed fee, through a program called Fulfillment by Amazon, will no longer be able to ship nonessential products to Amazon. The same restrictions apply to vendors who wholesale their products to Amazon, who then resells them at a markup.
It doesn’t affect last-mile shipments of those products to consumers. So don’t worry, your orders are safe.
Amazon said in an email to sellers that it was now prioritizing shipment in the following six categories: baby product; health and household (including personal-care appliances); beauty and personal care; grocery; industrial and scientific; pet supplies.
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