When everyone is already talking about holiday season shopping, delivery delays, and supply chain delays you know it’s going to be a challenging situation this year. So is it hype or is this a reality? Well, we’ve been in business since 2016 and in our sage opinion, we don’t think it’s hype. Here’s why…merchandise is sitting on ships at ports waiting for clearance and trucks to unload and then deliver it. Staffing shortages abound. All shipping companies (Fedex, UPS, DHL and our domestic postal service USPS are anticipating, once again, unmanageable volumes. They have all hired additional employees to process the onslaught of packages, but nevertheless there will be delays on every front. It seems that patience is something everyone is going to have to get used to. And this is without inevitable winter storms that slow down transit carriers or COVID related issues. The shipping companies are warning the entire nation that if you don’t buy early, you may not get your gifts by Xmas.
So should you really buy early? Our advice is a resounding “yes”. If you have your gift list ready and your eye on a particular item, we suggest you purchase it sooner than later this year. Restocking sold out items ASAP is our goal, but supplier availability can prevent even our most popular styles from being available until after the New Year. To assist with early purchasing, we are extending our return time for your children’s jewelry purchases this holiday season to January 5th, 2022. (But we always appreciate your early return.)
We certainly hope that the holiday season goes better than expected for everyone. But if it presents challenges, please join us as we focus on all the big and small blessings in our lives, that are priceless and can never be bought. We wish all of our customers a very joyous Chanukah, a Merry Christmas, and a healthy, happy New Year!