Supply chain issues are affecting businesses nationwide, and Mexico retailers are no exception.
Melody Farnen, owner of Melody’s Quality Jewelry, says they’ve experienced issues getting some of their retail supplies in, but their product inventory hasn’t been affected, nor has their custom jewelry work.
They have, however, had to wait on watch parts to come in, sometimes for weeks.
Barb Wilson at Kate’s Hallmark says Hallmark is making changes to their ornament debut this year.
The Sparkly Pig’s April Thomas said she has noticed goods being backordered, but tries to order far enough ahead that it hasn’t been an issue.
Brandy Myers with Graphitti has experienced a number of issues, from having to order from multiple warehouses to complete a single customer’s order to a restriction on screen printing ink.
A popular gift item, high school letter jackets, may require more patience this year.
Regardless of the issues each business has faced, they all stress shopping early for Christmas this year for best selection and to allow time for you to ship gifts to those on your list if need be.