The coronavirus is messing everything up for everybody. Now, people are not going to be able to order or by their goods because even Amazon has “temporarily” stopped shipping on non-essential goods.
In a statement released on the company’s website, the executives have taken measures to protect the community and their workers. Please read in entirety their position.
“We are closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 and its impact on our customers, selling partners, and employees.
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.
For products other than these, we have temporarily disabled shipment creation. We are taking a similar approach with retail vendors.
This will be in effect today through April 5, 2020, and we will let you know once we resume regular operations. Shipments created before today will be received at fulfillment centers.”
Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man and is the second-largest private employer in the Nation. According to the New Yorker, it brings in more than 1/3 of all the retail products sold on the internet from this country. The brand also owns Whole Foods and helps other companies like Etsy and eBay ship their goods. Amazon’s Web-services division powers vast portions of the Internet, from Netflix to the C.I.A.