Amazon might not have enough products from China for Prime Day amid coronavirus outbreak 

Amazon scrambles to secure inventory amid concerns the company won’t have enough products from China to see them through Prime Day as the coronavirus continues to spread

Amazon is reportedly concerned it may not have enough inventory for Prime DayThe company is said to be communicating with third-party sellers to determine how the coronavirus could interrupt their supply chains  Amazon has started ordering more Chinese-made products as a safeguard ahead of Prime Day in July  

Amazon is reportedly scrambling to secure inventory that has already been shipped from China to the US amid concerns the company may not have enough products to see them through Prime Day in July as the coronavirus continues to spread. 

The online retail giant is said to be communicating with third-party sellers to determine whether the coronavirus will interrupt their supply chains, according to a report in The New York Times.

Since the coronavirus outbreak several companies have shut down their stores in China, including Apple and Burberry. 

Just last week, Apple warned that a global iPhone shortage could occur due to the coronavirus after it was forced to close 42 of its Chinese factories. 

Amazon is reportedly scrambling to secure inventory from vendors that has already been shipped from China to the US amid concerns the company may not have enough products to see them through Prime Day as the coronavirus continues to spread

According to the Times, Amazon is concerned about similar shortages. 

‘Out of an abundance of caution, we are working with suppliers to secure additional inventory to ensure we maintain our selection for customers,’ an Amazon spokeswoman told the Times. 

‘We are monitoring developments related to the coronavirus and taking appropriate steps as needed,’ she added. 

Amazon, which is the world’s largest online retailer, tends to stock fewer goods in warehouses than other retailers do.



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