Amazon Delays Deliveries On Non-Essential Purchases

The New York Daily News reports:

Amazon Prime is taking as long as a month to deliver some items that usually arrive in two days as the coronavirus pandemic slams the e-commerce titan.

Items such as NutriBullet blenders, computer cables and best-selling books would not be delivered until at least April 21 if ordered on Monday, Amazon listings showed. Shoppers could normally get those products within two days with an Amazon Prime subscription, which offers free express shipping for a monthly fee.

Amazon indicated that the long delivery times stemmed from its decision to prioritize essential items. The Seattle-based company told merchants last week that its warehouses would only accept “household staples, medical supplies, and other high-demand products” for three weeks.