Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2022-06-29 21:00:20 –
Amazon has limited the number of emergency contraceptives that consumers can buy and has joined other retailers with similar caps following a Supreme Court ruling overturning the Roe v. Wade case.
A spokesman for a company confirmed that Amazon’s temporary limit of three units per week came into effect on Monday. The company did not share details about which emergency contraceptives were restricted from being purchased. However, the list showed that the cap was applied to the popular Plan B “Morning After” pill.
Rite Aid also limited sales of Plan B on Monday to 3 units per customer due to increased demand. Amazon’s biggest competitor, Wal-Mart, has also limited Plan B online purchases to 10 units.
Restricting purchases is a standard way to help retailers prevent higher-priced stockpiles and resales.
“Retailers are cautious. They are trying to manage it,” said Neil Saunders, Managing Director of Global Data Retail. “But I don’t think there is a chronic shortage.”
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