A recent New York Times article highlighted the rising cost of container shipments. This is a big part of the cost of furniture, as very little is made here in the United States.
The article talks about the increase in demand for shipping without the increase in fleet size, that combined with the new reduced speeds the freight carriers are traveling, to save on fuel, you get a large increase in demand and well we all know what that means… increase in price!
So what can you do about this increase in shipping cost? Well, nothing really!
I know that’s not the answer you were looking for but what you can do is control other costs. Like the cost to handle your customers items locally by using a well known locally owned commercial receiving warehouse and white glove delivery service. Companies like Designer Services Group allow you to use what you need without paying for anything additional. Pay for what you receive, store and deliver without worrying about minimums or excessive storage.
Contact Designer Services Group today to learn how you can save time and money while increasing customer service.