You claim "online retailers are 'slammed' with orders." Which online paper did you read that from?
Amazon Prime members have reported struggles to get many items on time. Prime Now and AmazonFresh grocery delivery spots are nearly impossible to find, and the company even temporarily shut down its Prime Pantry program, which allows customers to fill a box with household items.
Amazon spokeswoman Keri Bertolino said in a statement that some deliveries have been delayed as the company works to balance customer needs with safety of its workers.
“We’ve changed our logistics, transportation, supply chain, purchasing, and third-party seller processes to prioritize stocking and delivering items that are a higher priority for our customers,” she added.
What about auction sites, like eBay?
eBay is blocking or removing items on our marketplace that make false health claims related to COVID-19. We are also blocking or removing listings that may violate US laws or regulations, eBay policies, or that offer unfair pricing for our buyers. Items being blocked include:
Health care masks including N95/N100 and surgical masks
Should you see an item that violates our policies, please don’t hesitate to report it.
Despite the local measures being put in place to deal with COVID-19, most eBay transactions are occurring without impact. The eBay team is in contact with our shipping partners, and to date, USPS, UPS and FedEx are reporting that domestic deliveries are largely continuing as usual.
🎵Ain't nothing going make me frown. No COVID's gonna bring me down. OH NO! I GOTTA KEEP ON MOVING! 🎵
I'm not getting it.
Are online retailers and auction sites affected by the Wuhan Flu scare?