It looks like Amazon is also prioritizing the delivery of essential goods in the US. Yesterday we wrote about a change of policy in Europe and now we read at PC Mag that there are massive shipment delays for PC parts in the US.
Most laptops, keyboards, and monitors now have a delivery estimate of about a week. Items needed to build your own PC like AMD and Intel processors, video cards, RAM, power supplies, and other products now generally take 4 weeks to arrive.
The reason is because Amazon has adjusted it logistics, transportation, supply chain, purchasing, and third-party seller processes to prioritize stocking and delivering items that are a higher priority for our customers.
The delays occur as Amazon has focused on fulfilling orders for essential items amid the coronavirus outbreak, which is forcing millions of Americans to stay at a home. As a result, the company is prioritizing goods such as food, household cleaning products, and healthcare supplies when delivering orders to customers. At the same time, Amazon has temporarily suspended retailers from sending non-essential items to be stocked at the company’s warehouses.
With most of the economy in a lock-down, online orders are spiking and many items take a lot longer to deliver than what we're used to.