No matter where or how you follow the news, it’s pretty apparent things have not exactly “returned to normal” as we all try to plow forward from the pandemic. And while things continue to chance both here and abroad, there are some things we’re all learning as we go. One of those lessons is that good things do not always come to those who wait.
Supply chain issues still dog most every industry—from cars, to coffee, to computer chips. That includes the branded merchandise and apparel industry, too. Like we’ve suggested before, if you have plans for events, awards, holiday or corporate gifting, the sooner you act, the better off you’ll be.
You’ve heard it before, and the recommendation still holds true: Give yourself plenty of time. Getting your orders placed as early as possible 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, or occasion.
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. We’re all about making the process less stressful – and a whole lot more creative! Connect with us now, and let’s get to work.