Amazon’s largest online store will stop sending non-essential goods to consumers in Italy and France. The company announced this yesterday, responding to the situation in regions that are stronger than other victims of coronavirus.
An Amazon spokeswoman said the company made the decision because of a sharp increase in the number of orders and the need to comply with anti-virus security measures at workplaces.
“We will temporarily stop accepting orders for some non-essential products on Amazon.it and Amazon.fr,” Amazon said in a statement. “This allows order center staff to focus on receiving and sending goods that customers currently need most.”
These include Amazon’s baby products; goods for health and household; personal hygiene products and cosmetics; groceries; industrial, scientific and zoological goods.
Of course, consumers in Italy and France can still order non-essential goods from sellers on Amazon who do not use Amazon logistics to complete and deliver orders. They should be prepared that delivery may take longer than usual.