Amazon Limits Warehouse Shipments to a Specific List of Essentials

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Amazon Trying to Optimize Warehouse Space 

Be aware that Amazon announced it is making changes to their normal warehouse processes in an effort to make sure supplies that are most needed, get to consumers when we need them.  The list of essentials according to their announcement is below.

Part of their statement to their partners 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 new prioritization is in effect till April 5, 2020. This announcement is targeted to their partners and vendors that ship to Amazon warehouses.  Because they are working hard to insure that these essentials are available for consumers,  you may see delays in non-essential items.

The official statement from Amazon is here.


The items specifically prioritized, according to their announcement are:

  1. Baby Products
  2. Health & Household
  3. Beauty & Personal Care (including personal care appliances)
  4. Grocery
  5. Industrial & Scientific
  6. Pet Supplies

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Amazon also announced on Saturday, March 20, 2020, that they are increasing overtime pay rates for their associates working in U.S. warehouses. 


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You can imagine how their volume and pace have increased as they deal with the rapidly increasing demand for online shopping. The coronavirus has put pressure on all online retailers.

If you place an online order, be patient. 

We’re all in this together.

Watch for estimated shipment dates before you hit “purchase” to make sure you can deal with the estimated arrival date.