A look at howCOVID, weather, and unusually high demandhave caused a furniture shortage. If you have been asking this question, you are not alone. Manufacturing slow-downs, labor shortages in the trucking industry, and a whole host of other problems have created a furniture shortage and major delivery issues.
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Is there a shortage of furniture in the US?
Furniture shortage is an issue seen across the industry. La-Z-Boy chief executive Kurt Darrow told the Washington Post their customers are now waiting an 渦nprecedented?five to nine months on their orders. Scott Kusel bought a sofa from La-Z-Boy in April. He said he was shocked to learn it would not be delivered for about six months.
Why is it taking so long to ship furniture?
Other factors include delays in almost every aspect of the supply chain, the cargo ship stuck in the Suez Canal and a foam shortage. Owner of Spencer’s Furniture Craig Taylor said customers used to wait four to six weeks for their delivery. Now, they are waiting anywhere from three to eight months.
What’s behind the furniture delivery delay?
Other factors include delays in almost every aspect of the supply chain, the cargo ship stuck in the Suez Canal and a foam shortage. Owner of Spencer’s Furniture Craig Taylor said customers used to wait four to six weeks for their delivery.
How long will the furniture industry be affected by supply chain issues?
They檒l be spending money on other things again, and furniture sales should return to what stores typically deal with. But the supply chain issues could cause problems for the furniture industry for an extended period of time. Geller thinks it will take another year for the supply chain to return to normal.