Amazon Sellers and Coronavirus: Weekly Updates May 23 – June 1

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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

June 1 – Amazon intensifies push into Australian pharmacy with trademark application

May 31 – Of the 175,000 workers Amazon brought on board during the coronavirus pandemic, the company would offer permanent jobs to around 125,000 of the new pandemic hires, which equates to 70 percent.

May 29 – The online retail giant is in negotiations to lease the 2 Burlington Plaza office block in central Dublin, even as virus hits.

May 26 – Amazon is hiring for its massive distribution center in Deltona, which is expected to be completed later this year.

May 26 – Amazon announced a €3.75 million commitment to The Nature Conservancy in an effort to reduce climate change risks and increase species biodiversity in three German cities.

May 25 – Amazon launches food delivery service with “Amazon Food” In India, which is particularly relevant in present times as customers stay home safe.

May 22 – Amazon has decided to reschedule its annual Prime Day sales extravaganza to September, as the Covid-19 pandemic increases demand on the company’s warehouses.

Read more Amazon COVID-19 updates here

Amazon COVID-19 Updates: Most popular products based on sales as of June 1, 2020

  • Inflatable pool
  • Sprinkler for kids
  • Water blaster set
  • Fire TV Stick
  • Echo Dot
  • Indoor Smart home camera
  • Wireless security camera
  • Pocket microscope
  • Video game gift cards
  • Novels and Non-fictional books
  • Activewear shorts for women
  • Slip-on water shoe
  • Face mask

Amazon COVID-19 Updates: Biggest gainers in sales rank as of June 1, 2020

  • Children story books
  • Camera pen surveillance
  • Mini spy camera
  • Mini lightweight binoculars
  • Gaming monitor
  • Fire TV Stick
  • Gaming headset
  • Men’s jacket
  • Women’s summer dress
  • Women’s underwear

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

Amazon Seller Resources

Read previous articles to learn more on:

Happenings In & Out Amazon

Insights & Opportunities 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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