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 will Vietnam’s supply chain shortage impact US furniture sellers?
The situation in Vietnam will further impact US furniture sellers who are already grappling with a global supply chain slowdown tied to shipping container and labor shortages, among other factors. That’s happening at the same time that demand for furniture is hotter than ever.