Amazon to Allow Sellers to Ship Non-Essential Items Once Again
Last March, Amazon announced that it would be prioritizing essential items, such as toilet paper and sanitizing wipes, over non-essential items because of the excessive demand in the wake of the new coronavirus. Though it still shipped non-essential items, it was no longer doing so through FBA. Fortunately, in a recent statement, the tech giant announced that it would begin reintroducing and shipping certain “non-essential” items through FBA, though the company is still prioritizing essentials.
An Amazon spokesperson recently said, regarding the announcement to begin shipping non-essential products through FBA, “We appreciate our selling partners’ patience as we prioritize products for customers and adhere to extensive health and safety measures in our fulfillment centers to protect our employees. We will share more details with our selling partners later this week.”
This move is to many of Amazon Seller’s delights, as the company’s decision to limit their shipping was having a significant impact on their business. Though these Amazon Sellers are not out of the woods yet, this is great news, as we can only hope that business will, once again, return to some semblance of normalcy.
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