Amazon prides itself on having a top-notch infrastructure for getting products where they need to go, and quickly. But sometimes, there are hiccups, and as it turns out, being married to the company’s CEO doesn’t make someone immune from Murphy’s Law.
Mackenzie Bezos, an award-winning novelist and the wife of Jeff Bezos, has a new book out. Unfortunately, people who want to buy “Traps” through Amazon will find that the arrival of their purchase will be delayed by a couple days.
Here’s the kicker: according to Amazon, it’s because the company’s country-wide logistics pipeline doesn’t have the right books in the right places.
“We are seeing a spike in demand for this title and are in the process of re-distributing inventory across our fulfillment network to meet customer demand,” an Amazon spokeswoman told the Wall Street Journal‘s Digits blog.
It just goes to show–some problems, like getting a shipment of books from one part of the country to another, take time no matter who you know.
Blair Hanley Frank is a technology journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has also worked for Macworld, PCWorld and TechHive. He can be found on Twitter @belril.