Amazon Just Announced They Are Limiting Warehouse Shipments to Just The Essentials

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Amazon is making a HUGE change for all of us and trying to ensure we get the products we need, when we need them.

Amazon Just Announced They Are Limiting Warehouse Shipments to Just The Essentials.

This mostly affects those that are shipping TO Amazon warehouses. Like 3rd party sellers, etc.

Today through April 5th (which appears to be tentative), Amazon will prioritize the following items:

  • Baby Products
  • Health & Household
  • Beauty & Personal Care (including personal care appliances)
  • Grocery
  • Industrial & Scientific
  • Pet Supplies

A message to vendors reads:

We are seeing increased online shopping and as a result some products such as household staples and medical supplies are out of stock. With this in mind, 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 ship these products to customers.

This means these items are taking priority and they are limiting other shipments outside of the categories listed above. Again, this means if sellers are trying to ship items to Amazon and sell them, and they are outside of those categories, Amazon isn’t making them a priority.

Does it mean you can’t order other items? No, but I am assuming it will also mean the shipments in these categories will take priority to your home as well.

I tried to place an order for a few non-essential items today and it said (estimated) delivery the first week of April. So, that very well could be the case.

Amazon did state that shipments for vendors created before March 17th will be received.

In addition, Amazon is hiring as many as 100,000 employees to deal with increased demand. So, if you are really in need of work, that might be the place to check.

As of right now, we can all continue to order as usual. Just know that if your items are not a necessity, it may take longer for you to receive them.

Honestly, Amazon is doing the right thing and just trying to ensure people who really NEED items get them. So, I applaud them for doing this.

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