What’s with the furniture delays? In recent times, it has become increasingly common for furniture delivery times to be extended, often by weeks or even months. This delay can be a significant inconvenience for customers who have invested their time and money into buying a piece of furniture they need or desire. While the reason behind this delay can vary from one furniture company to another, the root cause is often the same – supply chain disruptions.
At Wallaroo’s, we design and manufacture our own brand of furniture, which allows us to get our products faster than other furniture companies. As a result, our customers experience shorter wait times and can expect to find more in-stock products.
Supply chain disruptions occur when there is a breakdown in any part of the production or delivery process, from sourcing raw materials to shipping the finished product. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on global supply chains, leading to an increase in production costs, transportation issues, and labor shortages. At the start of the pandemic, many furniture companies put a halt on all purchasing as the future of operations was uncertain. In contrast, Wallaroo’s pushed on full steam ahead with purchasing and manufacturing as fast as we could, knowing that the demand for furniture would likely skyrocket, and it did.
Another factor contributing to the delay in furniture delivery is the surge in demand for home furnishings. With more people spending time at home, the demand for furniture has increased, leading to a backlog in orders for many furniture companies. This increased demand has put pressure on the already strained supply chain, exacerbating the delays.
While we have experienced the struggles of supply chain issues, our business model allows us to be in more control of our product and stock quantity. At Wallaroo’s, we understand the frustration that comes with extended wait times for furniture delivery. That’s why we take pride in our ability to design and manufacture our own furniture, allowing us more control over the process.
The delay in furniture delivery is a result of a combination of factors, including supply chain disruptions and increased demand for home furnishings. However, at Wallaroo’s, we have taken steps to ensure that our customers receive their furniture in a timely manner. So, when you need furniture fast, shop your local Wallaroo’s!