What’s the Deal With Amazon’s ‘Nonessential’ Items Policy Now?

Where the online delivery giant currently stands on sales of nonessentials

On March 17, Amazon announced its plan to temporarily suspend shipments of “nonessential” products in some countries so it could quickly restock and ship more crucial goods in its warehouses. While this meant that essentials like groceries, pet food, and toiletries remained (somewhat) available, it also made it frustratingly slow to get anything else, and it hurt the businesses of millions of…




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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.

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