With the holidays approaching quickly, the window for placing orders so that you receive them in time is closing. Here’s the good news! You’re not too late.

But, this year, there are a few obstacles you need to be aware of that could affect the timely delivery of your orders.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are some factors that are slowing down the ordering process. The following is a quick overview of those issues. Ultimately, to avoid running up against these obstacles, contact us today to get your orders going.

Supply Chain Issues

Due to the sprawling effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic, nearly all industries are experiencing supply chain issues. This has caused a shortage in raw materials, delayed shipments and driven up costs.

Labor Shortage

If you’ve been turned away from your local coffee shop or favorite restaurant due to shorter hours of operations because of staffing issues, then you understand the labor shortage. Businesses are struggling to hire and retain workers. There are not enough people to work, and this delays everything from production to delivery.

Shipping Delays

Due to increased COVID-19 measures at ports, we’re seeing significant shipping delays. Disinfection, COVID-19 testing and quarantines have slowed down the loading and unloading of ship vessels. Shipping delays mean longer wait times to receive goods. Suppliers are doing all they can to keep orders on track, but they can only do so much.

Price Increases

Due to the supply chain issues and smaller workforce, the price to produce has increased. Rising costs of raw materials, labor, shipping, and operations are driving pricing up significantly. At One 2 One Marketing, we have been fortunate enough to keep price increases to a minimum. But, this is not the case everywhere. You can expect to see small price increases industry-wide for the better part of 2022.

Busy Season

Lastly, pandemic or not, this time of year is busy. Corporate gifting and end of year recognition programs are in full swing. Get your orders in now!

Please contact us today, so we can help you with your holiday gift-giving.

Here are some ideas for holiday corporate gifting.