Amazon attempt to get business back to normality

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One month after stopping accepting non-essential products at its warehouses, Amazon is set to reverse that position and once again start shipping goods from Amazon sellers again.

While the COVID-19 disaster shows little sign of decreasing, Amazon says easing pressures on its supply chain caused by the panic-buying surges around the globe will allow it to return to some form of business as usual.

In an email to Business Insider, an Amazon spokesperson said: “Later this week, we will allow more products into our fulfillment centers. Products will be limited by quantity to enable us to continue prioritizing products and protecting employees, while also ensuring most selling partners can ship goods into our facilities.”

Even with the restrictions in place, this should hopefully ease the delays we have been seeing on PC components with stocks once again being replenished, albeit at a slower rate than pre-pandemic times.

Amazon has recently hired 100,000 new warehouse staff and plans to bring on another 75,000 imminently to help cope with the demand.

The coronavirus has certainly done Amazon no harm with high-street shops closed around the world. While logistically they have been challenged, they seem to have come through the other side – something that will stand them in good stead as governments perhaps look for a reliable delivery method of any future antibody tests that may come to market.

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