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FAQs about Orders and Deliveries and the COVID-19 virus

Amazon's operations continue but delivery times may be longer than usual.

Last updated on April 14, 2020.

1. Can I place an order? Will Amazon deliver the package?

Yes, Amazon's activities are currently continuing. However, delivery times may be longer than usual and our selection of items available for international shipping may be temporarily reduced. You can find updated delivery times on the product detail page for each item, and in checkout. Do not use delivery addresses for buildings that may be closed due to the current provisions (e.g. schools).

We're working with our selling partners to temporarily prioritize household staples, medical supplies and other high demand products coming into our fulfillment centers so we can more quickly receive, restock and ship these products to customers. Our teams are working to ensure availability of these products, and continue to bring on additional capacity to deliver customer orders. We're continuing to ship all available selection in our inventory, but some products may currently take longer to ship. Please see our recent press releases for more information:

Amazon's response to COVID-19 on the Amazon Day 1 blog

Temporarily prioritizing products coming into our fulfillment centers

2. What's the status of my order and delivery? Can I change the address on my order?

You can track your order and deliveries from Your Orders on nermininblogu.com or the Amazon Mobile Shopping app. You can change the delivery address for an order until it ships. Once your order has shipped, you can find tracking information in your order details. If an order includes multiple items, each may have separate delivery dates and tracking information. You can also sign up to receive notification about your order here.

3. Why are some, Prime and Non-prime, items taking longer to ship?

As COVID-19 has spread, we have seen an increase in people shopping online. To serve our customers while also helping to ensure the safety of our associates, we have 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. This has resulted in some of our delivery promises being longer than usual. We're also hiring over 100,000 positions across the U.S. to enable us to provide this vital service to people everywhere, especially to those, like the elderly, who are most vulnerable. Read more on the Amazon Day 1 blog here.

4. Can I still make returns?

Yes. We are still processing returns. To start a return and learn more about returns, please visit Online Returns Center.

5. Is it safe to receive orders?

For guidance on Coronavirus, please refer to the World Health Organization website.

6. What is Amazon doing about price gouging?

We are working to ensure that no one artificially raises prices on basic need products during this pandemic and have blocked or removed tens of thousands of items, in line with our long-standing policy. We actively monitor our store and remove offers that violate our policy.

You can submit a pricing concern to us by clicking Report incorrect product information on the product detail page, then select Other product details, then Price issue. While we are not able to respond directly to all reports, we appreciate your feedback.

7. What is Amazon doing to keep customers and employees safe?

We are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19. In addition to the thousands who are affected by the illness, thousands more are indirectly dealing with changes in their work, school, and community environments. Learn more about what we're doing to ensure the safety and support of our customers, communities, and employees during this difficult time on the Amazon Day 1 blog here.

8. Do you have any more Prime Now & Fresh delivery availability?

We're experiencing an increase in demand for Prime Now and Amazon Fresh and are working hard to increase delivery availability.

9. Is it possible to reduce contact with drivers when they deliver my orders?

Yes. Amazon's delivery partners have been advised to reduce contact with customers by placing packages at the customer's doorstep and stepping back. If an ID check is required, these are now performed at a distance.

You can also choose a safe location where the driver can leave your package if you are not able to answer the door. To provide delivery instructions, please go to Your Address Book and select "Add delivery instructions" for the address you want to update.

10. Are Amazon Pickup locations available for delivery?

Yes, we are working with location partners to ensure that where possible Amazon Hub Locker, Counter, and Locker+ locations remain available. If the Locker, Counter, or Locker+ location you chose for delivery closes unexpectedly, you will be notified so that your parcel can be redirected to a home address or you can cancel your order for a refund. If your preferred location is temporarily unavailable, you can search for available locations here.

11. Is Amazon still delivering Large and Bulky items?

Yes. Amazon's delivery partners have been advised to reduce contact with customers by placing packages at the customer’s doorstep and stepping back. Out of an abundance of caution, we are also pausing in-home delivery and services until further notice.

12. How can I help those impacted by COVID-19?

Some of the ways you can help include donating to Feeding America, the American Red Cross, and Save the Children. Or, just ask: "Alexa, make a donation to Feeding America COVID-19 Response."

13. Why do I have to sign up to shop Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods Market on Amazon?

Health and safety is our top priority. Due to unprecedented demand and increased safety measures in our fulfillment centers and stores, we are temporarily asking new Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market customers to sign up for an invitation to use online grocery delivery and pickup. As we increase capacity for delivery and pickup, we will invite more customers to shop. For those who are able shop in person safely, we invite you to shop your local Whole Foods Market store. Customers 60 years old or older can shop one hour before the store opens to the general public.

Learn more at nermininblogu.com/grocery.

14. What is COVID-19 Supplies?

COVID-19 Supplies is a central location on Amazon, exclusively for hospitals and government organizations, to access inventory of critical medical supplies as they become available. Learn more about COVID-19 Supplies here.

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