For many car audio dealers, it’s what they had long hoped for (although not under the current circumstances). Amazon told suppliers on Tuesday that it has stopped accepting shipments of consumer electronics and other products including car audio at its warehouses.
Two car audio suppliers confirmed they received notice of the change in policy, which is effective through April 5. It only regards shipments to Amazon’s own warehouses, not direct to consumers.
Amazon is prioritizing instead sales of medical supplies and household items to meet demand due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
One large car audio supplier said, “Yes we were notified yesterday no new purchase orders would be issued. We also heard from a couple third party sellers that use FBA [Fulfillment by Amazon] [that they] could not submit any new orders to be shipped to FBA.”
Under the “Fulfillment by Amazon” program vendors can use Amazon’s warehouse, packing and shipping service.
Reports said Amazon informed sellers that it was prioritizing sales in the following categories: baby products; health and household (including personal-care appliances); beauty and personal care; grocery; industrial and scientific; and pet supplies.
As of today, consumers could still buy car audio products on the site.