When it comes to the outbreak of COVID-19 many in the online selling arena of unsure of how to proceed when so much is changing in terms of everyday commerce. Amazon Sellers are particularly impacted by the virus because they need logistical support from around the world including hot spots. There are cases of COVID-19 in Amazon distribution and warehouses. Amazon Sellers will have to deal with possible family infections, changes of relationships with Amazon, interruptions in the supply chain, lack of demand, lawsuits, safety issues, and personnel interruptions. It is important to develop a response plan. It is important to identify key leaders and contingency plans due to interruptions in leadership.
- As the worldwide pandemic got underway sellers had practical questions about liability and import locations.
- These included: can I be held responsible for someone’s illness, should I be importing anything from China, and how long does the virus remain active on surfaces?
- It’s important to realize that if Amazon suffers from a big labor loss the impact is shared by all Amazon sellers.
“Crisis is hectic and can be very bad, but it also provides an opportunity. How you handle a crisis can build a foundation for your future growth (and ability to survive).”