If you ship from an area where natural disasters and/or weather events (such as earthquakes or extreme precipitation) have recently impeded transportation access, there might be delays in carriers’ pick-up and delivery. To avoid any negative impact on customers, follow the below procedures when you expect a delay in shipping.
If you expect that carriers will need additional time to complete pick-up of your orders because your ships from location is an affected area, you can increase your handling time. If carriers are picking up on time, you don’t need to do anything. Amazon automatically calculates and updates any changes needed for transit time due to large-scale transportation issues. For more information, visit Modify handling time .
If you are unable to ship at all, set your account status to Inactive.
If a natural disaster affects your ability to fulfil existing orders, we recommend that you inform buyers that it will take longer than expected to deliver the order by using buyer-seller messages. To send a message to buyers, visit Communicate with buyers using the Buyer-Seller Messaging Service.