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Amazon is Limiting Vendor Shipments to Essentials Only to Prioritize Household Needs

It may be harder to get a new Nintendo Switch than you think if you were planning on ordering it from Amazon. Amazon has announced that they will be limiting Vendor shipments to prioritize household needs. Meaning if you needed a car part or a video game you may find it harder to get than groceries or diapers.

Luckily if your order was packaged before March 17th you will still be receiving it. They are also trying to hire around 1,000 people to deal with the influx of orders they have received. Amazon will be prioritizing the below items:

  • Baby Products
  • Health & Household
  • Beauty & Personal Care (including personal care appliances)
  • Grocery
  • Industrial & Scientific
  • Pet Supplies
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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 could be really hard on the independent sellers who rely on Amazon for their business needs. It could also mean that fast and free shipping becomes harder to come by. It is nice that they are prioritizing household needs but once could argue that gaming is a need, especially if you’re so bored you could cry. You may want to seek out other vendors for your other needs and even if the shipping takes longer count your lucky stars that shipments are still even a thing at all.

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