Effects of the COVID Pandemic on Furniture Supply Chain

7/28/21 – SPECIAL UPDATE REF. PANDEMIC EFFECTS ON THE U.S. FURNITURE SUPPLY CHAIN  

The furniture industry in the United States and around the world continues to reel from the effects of the pandemic. There are many reasons for this but let me try to summarize and make it as short as possible: during the lockdowns people were shopping online en masse and demand for furniture exploded in a much bigger than normal way. In addition, factories were forced to close, and container ships were being grounded in ports. All of these factors added together caused an enormous backlog of orders that still havent been resolved. These unique problems continue to plague our industry today as factories overseas cant find containers to book, container ships are backed up by the hundreds awaiting authorization to move into port and unload, and now the Delta variant is causing plant closures again. There are also problems in the U.S. Foam industry for cushions as chemicals needed for production havent been available. 

YOUR BEST APPROACH TO SHOP FOR FURNITURE AT THIS TIME – When you come onto our website to shop furniture be sure to visit our IN-STOCK SPECIALS PAGE. We are trying hard to keep this page updated with verified IN-STOCK furniture. You can order from this page with near 100% confidence that the furniture is in-stock now for fastest possible shipping and delivery. If nothing there interests you, you can still place a deposit to reserve furniture you prefer but is arriving in the future. It could take 12 weeks or longer for an order to come in and we ask that deposits you make not be refunded. This change is needed because when we reserve the furniture for you, the manufacturer now holds our company responsible to buy it. And if we dont they charge us a 20% or more re-stocking fee. Our reps can always assist you in finding furniture that is in stock or at least with verifiable receiving dates. CALL 1-888-265-4695 to discuss possible orders with our reps.

Here are a couple of informative links that help describe some of the issues referenced above –

https://www.ship-technology.com/features/global-shipping-container-shortage-the-story-so-far/

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/the-real-reason-no-one-can-get-a-couch-or-table-right-now/ar-AAMu2g9?li=BBnbfcL

VISIT OUR SPECIALS PAGE FOR “IN-STOCK FURNITURE” AND FAST SHIPPING

The high end Classic Rattan and Wicker furniture collections continue to maintain the best stock of furniture with the Monte Carlo and Harborside bedroom collections, and the following seating collections: Riviera, Callaway, Kiawah, Grand Isle, Bodega Bay, Bimini,Caron Desk, and the Bakers Rack. Check our SPECIALS PAGE to view all of these and other in-stock furniture.

We are so lucky in this country to have a furniture manufacturer here in the USA “Classic Rattan” that still builds custom furniture for our customers. You can choose any stain from a great selection. Match your current decor or create a new theme such as tropical look, coastal and nautical stains, or any color that your personally attracted to.

12% OFF IN-STOCK CLASSIC RATTAN FURNITURE – Use coupon code: RATTANMAN12

Please give our experts a call as needed: 1-888-265-4695

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and it gave you new ideas for the best ways to shop for furniture during these unique times.

by Mark Mosher, aka, “RATTANMAN(TM)”

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