Sep 7, 2021
I was walking with Remi (my black lab) this Labor Day weekend in Patapsco State Park, and couldn't help but smile as I listened to the wind whistling through the trees.
Fall is upon us.
The time of year where the Maryland humidity (hopefully) breaks, the kids go back to school and football season will soon be in full swing.
But just as quickly as the leaves change their color, November and December arrive, and with it, the Gifting Season.
Now I know what you’re thinking, it’s merely the beginning of September for crying out loud! Let's pump the brakes here.
And generally speaking, I’m with you. I am one of those people that can’t stand how the retailers set out Halloween candy in August and Holiday decorations in October.
However, in the Branded Apparel and Merchandise business, it is a wise idea to get ahead of the rush; especially this year.
Due to everything that has happened over the past 15 months, being ahead of schedule is extremely important. Inventory is scarce at this point because of supply chain issues and production times are moving much slower than normal because suppliers haven’t been able to get their staff back up to full capacity.
I can’t stress enough how many times I've heard from the factories that, “shipping is probably going to take an extra 7-10 days.” or “we’re hoping to get our next shipment in and re-stocked by the end of next week.”
So if you want to make sure that you’ll be all set this Gifting Season, give us a call today and we’ll make sure to get your orders in and delivered on time.
Because the last thing we want to do is wait until the last minute and not be able to get our valued clients and employees, who have worked tirelessly this past year and a half, the gifts that they deserve.
- Jordan Grable
Echo Marketing, CEO