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Amazon ‘out-of-stocks’ rise and deliveries taking longer due to coronavirus-related demand

March 17, 2020 Inc. says shoppers should expect more “out-of-stocks” on household staples and longer delivery times due to heightened demand during the coronavirus outbreak.

The company warns that some deliveries will exceed the usual Prime member promise of one-day delivery.

For those customers concerned about social distancing during delivery, Amazon AMZN, +4.40% says customers can ask for an “unattended delivery” for all items ordered on Prime Now, Whole Foods Market and Amazon Fresh, except alcohol.

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