Amazon Sellers and Coronavirus: Weekly Updates May 12-May 22

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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 e-Commerce industry.

The Latest Amazon COVID-19 Updates

May 21 – Amazon’s Prime Day to be pushed to September as reported by the Wall Street Journal.

May 21 – Amazon announced five new renewable energy projects in China, Australia and the U.S.

May 19 – Amazon has delivered more than 100 million medical items to customers.

May 18 – Amazon has welcomed the government’s move to allow e-commerce firms to deliver non-essentials to all places outside containment zones in lockdown 4, in New Delhi India.

May 17 – Amazon says the one- and two-day delivery times that shoppers have come to expect should gradually return in coming weeks.

May 17 – Amazon has deployed its engineers from the drone delivery unit to develop face shield.

May 16 – Amazon planned a gradual reopening on its French warehouses starting on May 19th as it came close to reaching a deal with French unions and work councils on safety measures to protect against COVID-19.

May 13 – Amazon promoted its Handmade marketplace on its corporate blog, and made it easier for shoppers to find local and regional artisans.

Read more Amazon COVID-19 updates here

Amazon COVID-19 Updates: Most popular products based on sales as of May 22, 2020

  • Bubble solution
  • UNO Minecraft card game
  • Fire TV Stick
  • Echo Dot
  • Smart home camera
  • Binoculars for adults
  • Astronomical telescope
  • Video game gift cards
  • Novels and Non-fictional books
  • Workout shorts for women
  • Slip-on water shoe

Amazon COVID-19 Updates: Biggest gainers in sales rank as of May 22, 2020

  • Self-help books
  • Binoculars for kids
  • Wireless security camera
  • Gaming monitor
  • Laptop computer
  • Driveway alarm system
  • Play Station video game
  • Colored pencils
  • Stuffed animal bear

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

Although Amazon has opened its warehouses a couple weeks back and started accepting a wider range of items, it still 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

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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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