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How Coronavirus Could Slow Down Amazon Deliveries



As Amazon orders surge, coronavirus delays deliveries and threatens to put sellers out of business. Millions of people are told to stay indoors amid coronavirus scares and grocery store shelves empty, Amazon is facing an unprecedented surge in online orders that’s causing delivery delays and certain items to run out of stock.

Despite several workers testing positive for COVID-19, its 110 U.S. warehouses largely remain open as it works to meet customer needs. Amazon is also hiring 100,000 new workers and halting the intake of any inventory besides high-demand products like household staples and medical supplies.

For many of Amazon’s third-party sellers, this means a complete halt in business, while others face challenges as inventory is stuck in China.

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How Coronavirus Could Slow Down Amazon

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  • Posted on Mar 22, 2020 at 23:50 pm

    It already has amazon has come to a halt in the midwest Waiting a week already for 2 day shipment.

  • Posted on Mar 22, 2020 at 23:51 pm

    I went to buy something non-essential from Amazon. I have Prime and the fastest they could give it to me was a week. My response 'Glad I could get it in a week.' Our first world problems are now becoming REAL problems. Everybody chill and be glad Amazon is working at all.

  • Posted on Mar 22, 2020 at 23:52 pm

    Other than food and medicine, people need NOTHING. Why the hell are you still shopping???

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 00:00 am

    It’s Time for the US to stop depending on China

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 00:06 am

    Us mail-carrier are risking our life and family everyday to bring you essential items, all i see is 90% non essential items.This is not fair.

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 00:12 am

    Maybe these 'American' companies (where all their product is manufactured in China) should call on the Chinese government to pay them for dames or give them loans to recover from this event?

    Are we supposed to feel sorry for an American 'company'. where 100% of their manufacture comes from one country and violates all best practices of single source supplying? These companies act as if it is their right to have supply that is not interrupted from China. How will taxpayers feel about giving these companies tax-payer aid with no strings? President Trump should require if you get Federal aid, it is on the condition of sourcing products (at least 50%) from 100% domestic manufacture.

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 00:24 am

    "Infected person contaminating commercial is low" they say. Which means it does exist and will contaminate. So they admit.

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 00:30 am

    Amazon is a disgusting company

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 00:46 am

    My mask is coming in 2 months.

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 01:03 am
  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 01:06 am

    I haven't ordered anything from amazon and I understand the virus situation cripples amazons situation, but if I would waitve prime costs or something similar to compensate consumers that aren't getting their products delivered in the time frame promised by amazon.

    2008 global crisis here we come again in 2020! What a way to start the decade!

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 01:11 am

    people trying to profiteer from these situations are complete assholes, however, they sellers should still be able to increase the price of their products a little bit, its the law of scarcity but not the point that some of these sellers are doing

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 01:32 am

    God forbid my scented soaps don't arrive on time.

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 01:38 am

    A few people are buying up everything and selling it on eBay. I am not convinced Amazon is doing a damn thing about it. I am a prime member and find this appalling. They need to put limits on good until this is over rather than grabbing at money. Yes I get it, they are a big money making machine. However during a nation emergency you have to put the people first until it is over. And I get this whole free market thing but once again this is a nation emergency and you have to do something different and NOT let a few people take advantage of people by hoarding and reselling.

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 01:45 am

    So, she received her product the following day instead of in a couple of hours?!? That's a problem?! This is what happens when people become spoiled with conveniences. It's taking something as devastating as COVID-19 to wake-up some people. Those of us, in the Western world, with jobs and a bit of money are now getting an idea of what life is like for a large portion of the world…whether it's a war-torn country or a developing one. Some of us are dying; some of us have lost our business; some of us are out of work; some of us are going through our savings (if we have any) and are destined to be broke…and some of us are on the front lines having to help and risking getting sick. Unfortunately, this is the wake-up call we've been dealt. The fear of this is what so many of us now have in common.

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 01:48 am

    Amazon has always sent my packages on time, also a couple days won t hurt you. I pray all these people keep their jobs. Americans are so spoiled!

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 01:52 am

    Well… my computer is dead, and my online classes' grades now depend on how soon Amazon can deliver my new laptop charger.

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 02:13 am

    ELAINE COLLING PHX AZ AMAZON PLEASE MAKE SURVIVAL PRODUCTS MORE AFFORDABLE THIS IS SO CRITICAL FOR THOSE WHO HAVE HEART DISEASE AND OTHERS WHO ARE WITH OTHER CONDITIONS SENIORS AREN T BE GIVEN MUCH RELIEF FINACIALLY ONCE A MONTH SS DISABILITY

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 03:07 am

    Stop sourcing your products from the communist party.

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 03:22 am

    I guess all this means I’ll never get my wish orders in this coming lifetime

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 03:29 am

    If prices aren't allowed to fluctuate, supply won't meet demand. And if supply doesn't meet demand, there are shortages.

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 03:39 am

    This is so stupid, Amazon should still give you prime one day delivery

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 04:14 am

    Amazon definitely needs to do more to help our current situation.

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 04:16 am

    I have a friend who works in an Amazon warehouse. The managers want them to work overtime, and it makes me wonder how quickly the coronavirus will spread through a warehouse full of employees. But I guess with tons of people losing their jobs, they'll have no shortage of people to hire and little incentive to change.

    I also love how most employees don't get paid sick leave and are encouraged to donate their time when Bezos bought the most expensive mansion in LA. It sure would be nice to have some kind of federally mandated paid sick leave in times like these which would help encourage sick workers to stay home from work when they're sick and not spread a highly contagious disease around.

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 04:18 am

    HOW??????!!!! By working like SLAVES 💀 To anyone out there working through tough times like these,

    THANK YOU 🙏🏽 ❤️🤍

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 04:19 am

    I'm not ordering nothing from Amazon most of there 'products come from 🇨🇳 China

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 04:22 am

    Could?! No, not Could. It is.

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 04:47 am

    To hell with people,,, and companies like these

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 04:58 am

    Please call it the CCP virus 中国共产党病毒, not COVID-19 or coronavirus.

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 04:59 am

    The CCP virus can live 30 hours on cardboard.

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 05:12 am

    Bring back Manufacturing back to America problem solved. Make China take all theis losses out of r debt to them. Fixed everything

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 05:13 am

    Amazon has offices in China, they reach out directly to factories and recruit them to list their products directly on amazon and warehouse them in their network of fulfillment centers. It's no surprise 48% of sellers are from China – these american guys are just repackaging chinese goods i nthe first place… Amazon is cutting out the distributors, the repackging companies and going directly to the factories.

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 05:38 am

    Shouldn't the workers at Amazon be practicing social distancing?

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 05:47 am

    Hope Jeff Bezos can continue to lose money & get scrutinized for their strict policies in this time of the pandemic. Also ashamed that every product is literally based off of China, literally all of Jeff Bezos’s money is Chinese money off of scamming business of low prices over there & higher prices here in the states.

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 06:11 am

    Money money moneeey.. MONEY !

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 06:32 am

    Let’s get more robotics involved with manufacturing and distribution centers

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 06:39 am

    when you pre-order Animal Crossing New Horizons and it’ll be delivered an entire week and half later.

    Not a huge wait, but it would usually come in 3 days. :,(

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 07:11 am

    Amazon is already slowing down on there deliveries. They have been slowing down since February, this is so late just like my orders from amazon.

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 07:23 am

    What about: How Amazon could speed up coronavirus?????!!!!

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 08:02 am

    This is getting interestinger and interestinger… Keep going msnbc xD

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 08:03 am

    I heard drivers from Amazon have been requesting gloves and hand sanitizers but Amazon responded wash they hands when employees ask how when they are on the streets driving basics did not care for their employees when they work full time and they work really hard dropping off A LOT of packages 📦 in short time. Also when applying job it said offered paid vacation and drivers ask for their vacation they responded that they don’t have paid vacations. The news should investigate this Amazon shady business.

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 08:11 am

    I heard drivers from Amazon have been requesting gloves and hand sanitizers but Amazon responded wash they hands when employees ask how when they are on the streets driving basics did not care for their employees when they work full time and they work really hard dropping off A LOT of packages 📦 in short time. Also when applying job it said offered paid vacation and drivers ask for their vacation they responded that they don’t have paid vacations. The news should investigate this Amazon shady business. And about immigrants who pays taxes without a job now because of this, they need help!!!! Everyone needs help!!!!!

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 08:13 am

    It already slowed down here in Cali, Amazon actually like the US post office now😂🤣 i don’t mind it but It definitely makes me laugh when people complain that it’s no longer 1 day or 2 day shipping

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 09:07 am

    More information about side effrcts of COVID-19 –>> https://youtu.be/7eGAmtBWh8o

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 09:09 am

    Wish i could get on out there I'm going to try asap….

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 09:53 am

    How many people laughed at the Doomsday Preppers thinking they were a bunch of idiots and fools?

    So who is the idiots and fools now? Really.

    We prepare for what will happen. Murphy's law.
    A fine example of our government an accident waiting to happen.

    The blind leading the blind.

    Oops! The truth now comes out.

  • Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 10:04 am

    Is only older an sick people who are overweight or have conditions that are getting sick pretty much the same people who get affected by the regular flu everybody else is mostly fine

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