By now we’ve seen nearly every pandemic-inspired headline imaginable keeping products of all sorts from reaching their destination. Supply chain issues, raw materials and shipping container shortages, labor slowdowns at western ports… it feels like Jiffy Express is on the job these days!
One headline that’s been underreported, in our opinion, is how all of these factors will weigh on holiday shopping. Doorbuster specials or deep discounts are dinosaurs. Product availability will make this year’s holiday merry – or downright disappointing, if you’re unwilling to be fast, flexible, or creative.
And that’s where the team at The Dunstan Group can help! We’ve make a quick list and checked it twice. Here’s some easy-to-use holiday gifting advice!
We get it. It’s hard to think about holiday gifting when temps are still in the 80’s and 90’s. But getting your holiday gifting orders placed now will ensure you’ve got the most product selection, plenty of time for customization, and enough time to get your product delivered in advance of your event, holiday gifting, etc.
Consider your options
Got your heart set on a particular product, brand, or style? We get it. Sometimes it’s hard to look at other products once you’ve got something particular in mind. Especially when there are seemingly endless other products. Be open to looking at several different items to maximize the opportunity you’ll get what you want when you want it.
You’ve found the product you want, add it to your order, only to find it’s gone before you can complete the transaction. It happens with our suppliers, too. Our recommendation is that once we’ve found what you’re looking for, confirm the order immediately. While the price quote may be good for days or weeks, someone else may swoop in and make their order before you’ve approved yours.
As always, the team here at The Dunstan Group is here to help. Make your holiday and Q4 plans less stressful – and a whole lot more creative! Connect with us now, and let’s get to work.