Buy Early, Buy Local
Our publishers and wholesaler and trade association are warning booksellers that there could be some big hiccups in the holiday supply chain this year.
This is due to:
- several printer bankruptcies this spring
- an ongoing paper shortage
- a large number of titles were pushed from Spring/Summer to Fall/Winter.
All of this will put much pressure on printing facilities. Social distancing requirements in production/fulfillment facilities mean fewer workers and longer processing times. In addition, a significant increase in online ordering will put extra pressure on UPS, Fedex, and the USPS.
In other words, this holiday season will be typical of 2020!