Amazon temporarily stops shipping non-essential goods in France and Italy

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 24 2020 @ 13:12 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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We almost missed it but apparently Amazon is currently no longer shipping "non-essential" goods via its Amazon.it and Amazon.fr websites. The web shopping giant is taking measures because the lock-downs in Europe have resulted in a massive spike in online orders. As such, Amazon decided to focus on the products customers need the most.

Essential products include baby products; health and household items; beauty and personal care; groceries; and industrial, scientific, and pet supplies. Non-essential products from sellers who do not use Amazon's distribution chain can still be bought via the platform.
An Amazon spokesman said the company made the decision due to a spike in orders and the need to respect anti-coronavirus safety measures in the workplaces.

“We will temporarily stop taking orders on some non-essential products on Amazon.it and Amazon.fr,” Amazon.com said in a statement. “This lets fulfillment center associates focus on receiving and shipping the products customers need most at this time.”
Last week, Amazon already decied to stop stocking non-essential products at its US and European warehouses until April 5 to clear inventory space for household goods and medical supplies.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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