If you’ve placed an order on Amazon while self-isolating at home – you could be waiting for your item much longer than expected. That’s because the Seattle-based retail firm has introduced a number of new measures to help deal with the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. If you’ve ordered a non-essential item – maybe you’ve decided that being locked inside for the next three weeks is the perfect opportunity to start learning the guitar or redecorate the spare bedroom, for example – you could be waiting weeks for the order to arrive.
That applies to Prime customers too. One of the primary perks of the annual Amazon membership scheme is free next-day delivery on thousands of items fulfilled by Amazon. However, those who have paid for the £79 a year membership could still face a wait of weeks.
According to technology blog Recode, those in the United States – which has also introduced a number of lockdown measures across a number of states – could face a wait of up to a month. Thankfully, it seems like customers in the UK won’t have to endure quite the same wait at