Here We Go: Amazon starts running out of stock. Delivery delays! Supply chain in big trouble!

Amazon warns of delivery delays, running out of items

Amazon warned of delayed deliveries and items going out of stock as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread.

The online retailer said the increase in people shopping online is having a short-term impact on how it serves customers.

“In particular, you will notice that we are currently out of stock on some popular brands and items, especially in household staples categories,” Amazon said in a blog post updated Saturday.

The retailer added that promised deliveries will take longer than usual.

“We are working around the clock with our selling partners to ensure availability on all of our products, and bring on additional capacity to deliver all of your orders,” the post added.

Amazon included a note at the top of its website telling customers “inventory and delivery may be temporarily unavailable due to increased demand. Confirm availability at checkout.”

Items such as toilet paper, hand sanitizer and hand soap were listed as out of stock on the website Sunday.

The outbreak also has also reportedly left the shelves of brick-and-mortar stores across the nation bare.