Amazon suspends shipments on toys and other items due to the coronavirus

Amazon suspends shipments on toys and other items due to the coronavirus
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Within the blink of an eye and the world is living in an unprecedented time. The coronavirus outbreak causes companies to rethink their priorities.

And sadly, now it’s not the time for new toys. In fact, Amazon has suspended shipments on toys and other non-essential items, because of the outbreak, The Guardian reports.

Amazon has notified its third-party sellers that its prioritizing stocks on medical supplies and essential household products. “We understand this is a change for our selling partners and appreciate their understanding as we temporarily prioritise these products for customers”, says the company.

This means that some of the other products will eventually run out of stock on Amazon. This includes toys. They won’t be restocked until further notice. Another option is if the third-party sellers arrange their own shipping, as Amazon wants to focus on shipping medical supplies and household items.

Right now they are very sought after. Especially since millions of people in many countries are told to limit movement. And for many customers it’s simply easier to order the goods than to rush to stores. The change will continue as long as needed.