In history Books, we will all be able to check every point of the epidemic in short supply of any necessary things. In the beginning, we struggled to keep our homes in stock Bread flour, Personal protective equipment, And Toilet paper. Over time, dumbbells, bikes, Graphics card, And Children’s play couch Too valuable or impossible to find.
As we enter our second pandemic holiday season, Delays and stock crises Sadly the supply chain has continued to go up and down. Faced with a lack of computer chips, Toyota Reduce production. Can’t get construction companies Raw material or labor. There In any shipping container. In May, I ordered a new nightstand for my daughter’s bedroom – it won’t be here until December.
Thanks to the generous shipping policies of companies like Amazon, we have all become accustomed to having everything we need at our doorstep immediately. That doesn’t happen anymore. Here at WIRED, we will start our production Annual Gift Guide Soon. But as your personal grace, our reader, I urge you to start your holiday shopping … right now.
Which industry is in the worst condition?
Almost every industry has been affected by the supply chain crisis. But a few of these will affect our holiday shopping the most.
Computer chip Was in short supply during the epidemic. As we have reported Earlier this year, Almost every machine you own is made up of special microprocessors that require special factories to make. The companies that make these microprocessors (Disclosure: My Wife Works for One) can’t turn a penny; Their workflow takes months, if not years, to pivot and increase output.
Almost every major company has assured us that its own supply chain issues are under control during the holidays. However, it denies the fact that the original products have already come under pressure. For example, the Apple Watch is almost always new IPhone, Yet this year Released after this fall Due Production delay. The Google Pixel 5A Available in only one color and size and sold only in the United States and Japan. If you have your heart in a special gadget, this is probably not the best year to wait for a discount on Black Friday.
The Kovid-1 pandemic epidemic has also forced us to fall inside Books. For those of us who haven’t got it yet Converted to Kindle, Paper books will also be difficult to come by. Paper makers have reduced their operations due to Delta variants and nationwide spread. Paper shortage Production of everything from envelopes to paper shopping bags is being delayed. A copy of the last one if you want to send a Christmas card or gift Becky Chambers, You should not wait.
The shortage of shipping containers has particularly affected the manufacturing industry abroad, which means popular Plastic toys Surprise dolls like LOL are stuck in ports abroad. Recently appointed White House A port messenger To overcome logistical barriers to international shipping, but less likely to have an impact before the holiday season.
Our Best Holiday Shopping Tips
In the gear team, we are more or less professional buyers. As we prepare our coverage for the holiday season, I have tips to share that can be helpful.
Get started early. It starts by reading this article and drawing a list. As much as we love Black Friday, this year is not the year to wait for big discounts if you have the heart to give a gift. Dyson vacuum Or New iPhone. It may not come on holiday, or it may be out of stock for the future.