Amazon to resume third-party shipment of ‘nonessential’ items

1010 WINS Newsroom
April 13, 2020 - 2:27 pm

    NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Third-party sellers will be able to ship “nonessential” items to Amazon’s warehouses again soon as the e-commerce behemoth expands its workforce, according to a new report. 

    Amazon suspended shipments of the sort last month as it shifted its focus to “essential items such as cleaning products, health-care items and shelf-stable food” due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

    “Later this week, we will allow more products into our fulfillment centers,” an Amazon spokeswoman told the outlet.

    “Products will be limited by quantity to enable us to continue prioritizing products and protecting employees, while also ensuring most selling partners can ship goods into our facilities,” she added.

    The decision to begin accepting nonessential items again comes as Amazon moves to add 75,000 employees to its workforce, the outlet reported.