Amazon suspends all 'non-essential' orders in France and Italy

Amazon.com announces temporary suspension of delivery of non-essential items in France and Italy.

Amazon, the online shopping giant, will temporarily suspend deliveries of nonessential goods to customers in Italy and France, reports Reuters news agency.

The world's largest online retailer said its decision reflected a "spike in orders and the need to respect anti-coronavirus safety measures in the workplaces", according to Reuters.

“We will temporarily stop taking orders on some non-essential products on Amazon.it and Amazon.fr,” Amazon.com said in a statement. “This lets fulfillment center associates focus on receiving and shipping the products customers need most at this time.”

Consumers in Italy and France can still order non-essential products from third-party sellers that sell on Amazon.com but do not use Amazon fulfillment and logistics services to process and deliver orders. However customers should expect some delays, the company said.

Amazon classifies the following products as "essential": baby products; health and household items; beauty and personal care; groceries; and industrial, scientific, and pet supplies.

 

 

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