Amazon warns holiday shoppers to ‘order early this year’

Amazon warns holiday shoppers to 'order early this year'

Amazon has been raking in the dough during the pandemic (with sales surpassing $96 billion in Q3 this year), but that doesn’t mean its holiday shopping season will be smooth sailing for customers.

During its Q3 2020 earnings call Thursday with investors, Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky dropped the hot tip that holiday shoppers should “order early this year.” Gulp!

The advice came in response to a question about how Amazon and its third party shipping partners have been handling the increased demand for online orders, at the same time that they’ve had to take COVID-related safety measures, in some instances reducing capacity. Even though Amazon and its partners are ramping up for the holiday season, speedy Prime deliveries might still be difficult. Which means people planning to do holiday shopping on Amazon might not want to leave things to the last minute. Read more…

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