Amazon to Expect Delays in Deliveries in the Coming Weeks

Amazon told customers that there will be major delays in delivery amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak — as well as items running out of stock.

On Friday, the retail giant issued a statement outlining their efforts during the pandemic and revealed they are quickly selling-out of popular household items.

“As COVID-19 has spread, we’ve recently seen an increase in people shopping online. In the short term, this is having an impact on how we serve our customers. In particular, you will notice that we are currently out of stock on some popular brands and items, especially in household staples categories,” Amazon wrote. “You will also notice that some of our delivery promises are longer than usual. We are working around the clock with our selling partners to ensure availability on all of our products, and bring on additional capacity to deliver all of your orders. March 14, 2020.”

As far as price gauging from customers themselves:

“We’re also working to ensure that no one artificially raises prices on basic need products during this pandemic and have blocked or removed tens of thousands of items, in line with our long-standing policy,” they added. “We actively monitor our store and remove offers that violate our policy.”

Reportedly, items like toilet paper and hand soap have been re-stocked as of Monday morning.

If you didn’t grab what you needed last week, best to do it now!