Amazon Prime Will Falter During Coronavirus Crisis, Experts Say

VICE (03/14/2020)
  • Several logistics experts predict Amazon’s 2-day Prime delivery service will be disrupted by coronavirus.
  • More than half of America’s 128 million households are Prime members.
  • As more people are holed up inside (social distancing), more are relying on Amazon for everyday goods.
  • This increasing demand is leading to heavier workloads for Amazon’s warehouse workers.
  • Amazon deliveries are already being delayed by supply shortages (eg toilet paper).
  • Many have voiced concern about Amazon prioritizing deliveries over worker safety.
  • Coronavirus can last on cardboard boxes for 24 hours.