Due to significantly increased demand, Amazon has temporarily suspended its Prime Pantry grocery delivery service in the country.
High order volumes
Amazon Prime Pantry announced it is not accepting new orders due to high order volumes. The service enables Prime members to order products including food and beverages, alcohol, personal care and household items for delivery. Whilst Amazon said it would “update customers once we can take new orders”, a specific date for this has not been revealed.
Amazon’s Prime Now service has also added a notice on its site warning shoppers in areas with limited delivery availability.
The news follows Amazon’s announcement of initiatives it will take to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, whilst also supporting those impacted by the virus. These include creating 100,000 new roles in its fulfilment centres and delivery network, as well as temporarily prioritising essential and high demand products coming into fulfilment centres.
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