Over a year since the pandemic began, we still find ourselves in stranger situations than we’ve never been in before. Products that were the staple of our business are unavailable 80% of the time. Anything that we are able to put on the shelves is immediately sold out. When will things get back to normal?
Short answer: it’s going to be a while. Factories in China, India, and other countries have pallet after pallet of completed products, ready to ship, but cannot obtain the shipping containers they need. There is a shortage of containers, or rather there are plenty, but all in the wrong places. With demand for retail products sky high, it creates a bottleneck and slows down restocks even more.
In India, COVID-19 is raging. Our hearts go out to them. We have heard of factory owners who have passed away from COVID, and with all the chaos, expect delays to get even worse.
Truck companies have a shortage of drivers, and sometimes more freight than they can possibly keep up with. This also creates slowdowns. Meanwhile, gas prices are about to rise to possibly higher levels than we’ve seen in decades. This will affect the prices of products across the board.
Global shipping is an extremely complicated spiderweb of connections. It has gotten severely tangled and will take some time to sort out. It may be years before we experience anything like the old “normal”.
In the meantime, we keep our chins up and focus on the positives. There are still products available, even if it is at a trickle. We accept what we can get with gratitude. Previous generations have been through challenges tougher than this. The World Wars, the big recessions, and pandemics. The world goes on, and we make of it what we will.
What are backflow cones? They are made in a special shape, with a hollow core. When used with a backflow incense burner, the smoke will pour downward through the hollow core, giving a waterfall like effect. Wildberry’s backflow cones are significantly larger than their regular cones, to allow for this hollow core.
We have a great starter kit for the Wildberry backflow cones available! It contains everything you need to get started with them in your store, including the classic wooden display.
New chime candles have arrived! A brand new brand from India! New Age chime candles are all natural and pure, and burn away cleanly with very little wax left behind. The colors are bright and vibrant, and each candle is individually wrapped in plastic to help protect it from scratches or the color from fading.
They come in the usual sets of 20 candles, but the most exciting arrival is the mixed assortment box! It comes with two each of all 10 colors of the New Age candles! It’s the first candle assortment that we’ve had.
Recently we have been selling and adding a lot of items with the Hamsa Hand symbol on them, and they are becoming very popular! The Hamsa Hand is an elegant and beautiful symbol from the ancient Middle East.
It represents the hand of God and is a very protective symbol. Like many protective charms, it usually features an eye in the center that represents watchfulness against evil and the evil eye.
We hope you enjoy our selection of wholesale items featuring the Hamsa Hand.