E-Land Technology Driven E-commerce was informed that News on March 3, affected by the new crown virus epidemic, American users began to avoid shopping in physical stores and turned to e-commerce platforms such as Amazon to hoard a large amount of materials.
With the surge in orders, Amazon's fast delivery service Prime Now and fresh delivery service Amazon Fresh have become overwhelmed. To this end, Amazon told customers on Monday that the availability of both services is currently limited, which means that delivery of orders is slower than before.
According to people familiar with the matter, Amazon has not cut the number of workers and delivery trucks for the two delivery services, but the surge in orders has tightened its delivery capacity.
An Amazon delivery driver said that the demand for bottled water on the platform has surged recently, but because the water delivery will add hundreds of pounds of weight to their vehicles, Amazon Flex drivers who use their own vehicles for delivery do not like to transport barrels. Water, meanwhile, is much more difficult to deliver than pine parcels.
It is understood that with the spread of the new crown virus to the world, more and more people have increased their awareness of prevention. At the same time, Amazon also severely cracked down on the behavior of some merchants to get rich through the epidemic.
At the end of February, Amazon said it had banned more than one million products in recent weeks that it claimed could cure or defend against coronavirus. At the same time, the company removed tens of thousands of transactions from merchants, saying they were trying to price fraud on customers.