Coronavirus continues to affect daily life and the economy around the world. In our previous article, we explained how the quarantine economy created by the coronavirus affected the sellers. In this article, as of the date of publication, we have reported the developments in the Amazon market places day by day.
April 16: Amazon temporarily halts its operation after French courts have limited cargo to essential supplies for improving employee safety. The platform is scheduled to open within 5 days after Amazon strengthens Covid-19 security procedures.
April 15: Amazon ‘affiliate’ commissions have been significantly reduced to start on April 21.
April 14: French courts rule Amazon to limit its shipments to essential supplies during the Covid-19 crisis. Amazon, which is given 24 hours to restrict products that are not essential items in the shipments to Amazon warehouses, will be punished with 1 million Euros for every day it does not comply with the rule.
April 14: According to the news confirmed by CNBC, Amazon stated that it will start accepting the delivery of some products from 3rd party sellers by the weekend.
April 13: Amazon announces that it will hire 75,000 new employees to meet customer demands and assist existing workers in sending essential supplies.
April 9: Amazon announced that it temporarily stopped the suspension process due to difficulties with the supply chain and shipping issues. Since March 20, seller accounts have not been closed due to late product shipments. It was announced that this change will continue until May 15.
April 6: Amazon extended the return option to May 31 for products purchased between March 1 and April 30.
April 6: No official announcement has been made yet, but Amazon is still not accepting the dispatch of non-essential items to FBA warehouses (this new application was expected to stop as of April 5).
April 3: Amazon has announced that it has postponed its Prime Day (campaign with big discounts for prime members) to August 2020 at the earliest under normal conditions.
March 31: FBM, which can send ship ownership faster than Amazon, started to give ownership of Amazon Add to Cart button (Buy Box).
March 24: Amazon announces that it will only ship essential supplies in India.
March 21: Amazon announces that it will only ship essential supplies to customers in Italy and France marketplaces.
March 17: Amazon restricted vendors’ FBA submissions to basic supplies.