3 Reasons Why You Need to Place Your Holiday Packaging Orders ASAP
It’s only April, but believe it or not, time is SHORT for holiday packaging orders. As usual, it’s always a good idea to get your holiday packaging plans in motion ahead of time, but it’s especially true this year. Here are 3 reasons why.
1. COVID 19 Freight Impacts
As you may be aware, COVID-19 has caused a slew of delays and congestion at all the major ports. At this point, port officials are saying the congestion could last for months. You can read more details in this article here.
Because timelines are now longer, it’s imperative that you begin placing your holiday packaging orders now. This is especially true if you plan on having a new packaging design for the holidays.
2. Prices are Rising Across Supply Chains
Another unfortunate truth is that costs are rising across the board, and this includes material costs which directly impact your packaging quotes. Shortages, stockpiling, transportation bottlenecks and Covid-19 contribute to increasing costs. This is being seen in every industry, and although we would like to promise that the prices won’t go up in the coming months, we simply cannot predict the future.
In order to lock in current prices, it is highly recommended to begin the process of placing your orders sooner, rather than later. You can read more about these rising costs across the globe in this article.
3. Stay Ahead of the Game
We all know that packaging, logistics, and even life itself can be extremely unpredictable. This bodes even more true right now with the impacts of COVID-19 on costs and shipping. Give yourself time to work through the unexpected, by placing your holiday orders as soon as possible. This gives us a longer timeline to ensure your order is completed on time, and to our standards. If you are designing new packaging, even something as simple as sample approval can take longer with the current shipping delays.
If you need assistance, our packaging experts are standing by to help you get started. Need some inspiration? Check out this blog post about holiday packaging design.