Covid-19 Delay Update
We have all seen the shortages of toilet paper, sanitizer and meat in our stores at the beginning of COVID 19 pandemic. For the most part many store shelves are back to normal. This is not the case for some manufactured products. In the Window Covering Industry we are seeing shipping delays on average of 3 to 6 weeks. As of October 2021, we are still seeing delays, but things are improving a little. Some products are now shipping in a normal pre-pandemic time frame. However there are still significant delays on other products. Woven Woods and Interior Shutters are experiencing longer delays.
Below are a few reasons for the delays:
- Shipping: This now seems to be a major issue. Whether coming into US ports or Domestic Shippers.
- Reduction of Skilled Workforce: Staffing has begun to improve.
- High Demand: The Construction Industry has continued to be strong. More significantly, the housing market has continued to be strong throughout the pandemic. This has created a large back log for products that support that industry.
- Shortage of Raw Materials: This has created a delay in receiving rails, tubes, and internal parts to build the final product.
It is best to start your projects early to avoid missing your deadline. Be patient with us and other home improvement companies. We continue to stand by all the products we sell. As a result, we will do our best to meet deadlines and assure that we meet your expectations.
Abda Window Fashions
1159 Country Club Road, Indianapolis, IN