Earlier this week, we reported that Amazon is finding it hard to keep up with the surge in online shopping due to the coronavirus pandemic and they are not able to do their deliveries on time. Due to this reason, we have also seen a statement from Amazon saying that people should expect deliveries later than expected. Also, Amazon’s sellers have been told to show the quantity available for each item clearly. But we know that Amazon can’t just sit idle with their deliveries being delayed since they are such a big company.
So now Amazon has done something that was needed wherein the company is hiring more than 100k workers for its distribution centres across the US and these workers will help them achieve their unprecedented surge in shopping online. Amazon also reveals that these workers will be both full-time and part-time to keep up with the demand. An official statement from Amazon reads that “We are seeing a significant increase in demand, which means our labour needs are unprecedented for this time of year,”
Amazon also said yesterday that they are out of stock with “some popular brands and items, especially in household staples categories.” As per CNN’s report, they found out that some branded toilet papers, as well as branded disinfectants, were out of stock.
The company adds that “We believe our role serving customers and the community during this time is a critical one, and we want to make sure people can get the items they need when they need them,”. “We are working around the clock with our selling partners to ensure availability on all of our products, and bring on the additional capacity to deliver all of your orders.” But the problem with Amazon is that they also need to prepare for the situation where they have to tell their employees to stay at home and observe self-isolation which is when things could get worse.