Why ordering from Amazon has been so unpredictable during the coronavirus crisis
Men work at a distribution station in the 855,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island, New York.
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The coronavirus pandemic has tested the patience of Amazon shoppers, as many of the perks they’ve come to expect from the website, such as free, two-day shipping and an endless library of affordable products, are no longer guaranteed.
It’s easy for consumers to point the finger at Amazon for out-of-stock notices, far-off delivery dates and higher prices.
But Amazon and the sellers that supply the products on its site are not entirely to blame.
Amazon has been combating coronavirus-related issues on multiple fronts for the past several months. It was hit with a surge of online orders in March as shoppers were panic buying essential items on its site. At the same time, Amazon was policing a <a …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]