Recently, the coronavirus pandemic has sparked instability in the freight industry putting growing pressure on the supply chains around the world. And, the flooring industry is no exception. With shipping container shortages and an ongoing freight crisis, importers and their customers are experiencing delays in shipping. The problem is impacting virtually every business and industry that depends on the global movement of product and that includes the flooring industry. The current inability to ship via ocean freight has created supply disruptions never before seen in the 21st century. Flooring backorders are currently delayed and disrupted and it is unclear when shipments will return to normal. As your trusted flooring company, we are following this issue closely and wanted to make you aware of these delays.
Here at Hopkins Carpet One, we are seeing delays on certain shipments because of the impact of these unusual circumstances. One such impact is seen in Shaw backorders. Shaw is seeing large delays in some of its styles but are offering many alternatives to choose from to help customers get the flooring they need as soon as possible. If you have already decided on a flooring style that is on backorder, it may take longer to arrive or you’ll need to choose an alternative option. Our flooring experts are here to help you choose the right alternative to fit your unique flooring needs.
Distributors remain hopeful and are in constant communication with us to keep us updated on any delays, unavailable styles or shipping improvements. So, the next time you are shopping for flooring, please be aware of these delays when choosing a style and understanding shipment times.
Please just keep these things in mind as you shop for new flooring this spring and summer. Also know we are here to help you get the flooring you need! If you have any additional questions about these backorder delays, we will do our best to help. You can give us a call at 952-933-8944 or contact us.