Amazon Sellers and Coronavirus: Weekly Updates April 20-26

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In light of the ongoing global health and economic crisis, Amazon is making regular changes to support customers, employees and third-party sellers alike. At SellerMobile, it is our goal to keep you updated on the changes to Amazon programs and policies. We plan to give you weekly updates for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic to help you navigate the uncertainty in the eCommerce industry.

The Latest Amazon COVID-19 Updates

April 17 – As well as postponing Prime Day, Amazon won’t run promotions for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to handle surging demand.

April 14 – The French courts ordered Amazon to limit its deliveries to France to essential goods only.

April 13 – Amazon lifts ban on shipping non-essential items to its fulfillment centers.

Read more Amazon COVID-19 updates here

Amazon COVID-19 Updates: Most popular products based on sales as of April 24, 2020

  • Jenga classic game
  • Washable sidewalk chalk
  • Streaming media player
  • Smart speaker
  • Security cameras
  • Astronomical telescope
  • Video games gift cards
  • Wireless controller
  • Gaming headset
  • Preschool workbooks
  • Adult novels
  • Men short sleeve t-shirt
  • Face mask bandanas
  • Face mask bandanas
  • Slip-on water shoe

Amazon COVID-19 Updates: Biggest gainers in sales rank as of April 24, 2020

  • Children story books
  • Binoculars for kids
  • Wireless security camera
  • LED monitor
  • Chromebook
  • Smart WiFi router
  • Gaming headset
  • Wireless controller
  • Electronic flash card
  • Jigsaw puzzle
  • Remote control vehicle

What’s the best product to sell during the coronavirus pandemic?

Amazon continues to prioritize products under these categories to better serve customers’ needs while they are in quarantine.

  • Baby products
  • Health and household
  • Beauty and personal care
  • Grocery
  • Industrial and scientific
  • Pet supplies

If your products do not fall into one of the above six categories, we highly suggest that you consider expanding your niches. It is highly likely that the surge in demand for essential goods will stick around long-term.

What are other categories with surge in sales?

Amazon has noticed soaring demands in other categories and subcategories, including:

  • Work-from-home tools/furniture
  • Home gym accessories
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Homeschooling resources
  • Patio, Lawn, & Garden products
  • Home organization/cleaning products

Amazon Seller Resources

Read previous articles to learn more on:

Happenings around Amazon

Insights for Amazon Sellers

Stay Tuned for More Updates

We are not sure until when this COVID-19 pandemic will end, so for now stay informed on the latest Amazon Covid-19 updates and act accordingly.

We wish everyone well during this time. If you need help streamlining your processes – be it your inventory, shipment, sales & profit monitoring or PPC advertising – SellerMobile got your back.

Book a demo on our website or try our 30-day free trial. We would love to help you out during this tough times.

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