Because a majority of furniture sold in the U.S. now comes from overseas, this trend could spell disappointing news for Americans who are hoping to house Holiday guests with furniture they have yet to purchase.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 15, 2010
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, families need to plan earlier than usual to purchase Bedroom Furniture to accommodate their guests. While holiday shoppers know that they have to get their hands on the latest tech gadgets and gizmos and the year’s most sought-after toys early to avoid disappointment, they often wait until the last minute to buy versatile furniture, such as a Daybed with Trundle, that is great for adding extra bedding. This year, however, that kind of shopping approach could prove disastrous. A longstanding delay in the global shipment of furniture is necessitating an “early bird gets the worm” plan of shopping attack.
Earlier this year, Daily Markets reported that a rebound in global shipping caused by the “strong demand from the U.S. and Europe” was “leading to shipping delays [and] shortages of container ships” in Asian ports. Because a majority of furniture sold in the U.S. now comes from overseas, this trend could spell disappointing news for Americans who are hoping to house Holiday guests with furniture they have yet to purchase.
What’s causing such a lag? “Shipping companies had purposefully idled capacity during the economic downturn, then started to bring it back recently. Yet they didn’t do it fast enough to keep up with the robust pick-up in demand from the West,” Business Insider explained. The furniture industry happened to be one of the hardest hit by this delayed ramp-up. “Surging shipments of furniture, electronics and clothes to the U.S. and Europe, coupled with capacity cuts by shipping lines, has caused as much as 15 percent of containers to be delayed in Busan this year,” Bloomberg reported.
All of this started back in March of this year and the issue hasn’t seen much of a letup in the interim. As the holidays approach and demand for such products skyrockets, this ongoing issue could signal even greater logjams. To comfortably make room for Friends and Relatives , Home and Bedroom, an online retailer of quality discount bedroom furniture, recommends individuals put in their orders now for the Beautyrest Mattresses and Headboards they want delivered in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas now.
“Because of skyrocketing labor costs, a majority of furniture now comes from overseas,” explains Home and Bedroom’s spokesperson Ben Weissman. “The economy is starting to pick up, but the global backlog in furniture shipping that began early on in the year is still playing catch-up. To beat it at its own game, buyers need to place their holiday orders earlier than usual.”
And just because the recession is showing signs of easement doesn’t mean shoppers want to be spending big bucks this holiday. Planning and ordering early will help to get the best deals and selection on Metal Beds and Metal Bar Stools that can make Thanksgiving Festive and Comfortable.
To learn more about how to ensure new bedding and furniture arrives in time to for Turkey, contact Jennifer Machala at jmachala(at)home-and-bedroom.com. To see a good selection of quality Discount Bedroom Furniture, including Fashion Bed Group, Hillsdale Furniture Daybeds, Simmons Beautyrest Mattresses and Discount Bedroom Sets, visit Home and Bedroom Furniture online at http://www.home-and-bedroom.com/ and use savings code “shop-early “ to enjoy an extra 10 percent off until December 31st.