It seems like everyone is talking about shipping delays and product shortages this holiday season. It’s not just talk, supply chain issues caused by the pandemic have caused product shortages in many parts of the country. Retail stores everywhere are selling out of popular items. Many will not get new product in stock until after the holidays are over.
Shopping online has its own problems as well. While many websites advertise available product, most small businesses do not have a way to get product to their customers in time for the holidays. Even large companies are struggling with shipping delays this year. There simply isn’t enough time or resources to get product in the hands of consumers in a timely manner.
Last minute shoppers will have a difficult time completing their shopping this year. Many will need to come up with new ideas and solutions.
Labor Shortages Causing Product Shortages & Shipping Delays Around Country
Labor shortages continue to impact companies throughout the United States. Fueled by the global pandemic, labor shortages are expected to stick around through the start of 2022. The longer it takes businesses to find new employees, the less likely that people will be able to get what they need.
Get What You Need for Less Through Online Auction
Consumers looking for new ways to shop this holiday season could benefit from shopping through online auction. However, it’s important to locate a respectable auction company that offers local pick-up close to your home or office. This helps avoid shipping delays. Winning bidders can have product in hand immediately after the auction closes.
Online auctions like those offered through Lots Of Auctions often include hard to find and discontinued items. Bidding starts low and bidders have the opportunity to get a wide range of items at a fraction of their MSRP value. Even resellers can benefit from shopping through online auction. Many online auction platforms offer pallets of product for sale in addition to individual items. While the pallets included in these auctions may include a few unusable items (fallout), these auctions provide an excellent way for resellers to keep their shelves stocked and their customers happy.
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