Supply-chain delays and skyrocketing shipping costs hit Cort furniture leasing company hard
The cost to ship containers overseas has also shot up to astronomically high levels.
“We were paying maybe $1,500 a container to get from Asia to Los Angeles in the past. That price is now up to $17,000, and if you want it rushed, there’s another $3,000 to $5,000 on top of that,” Koepsell said.
“You can avoid the delays by paying exorbitant prices. I mean, we’ve heard of containers costing $30,000 to ship for somebody that needed it within four weeks.”
To offset inflation, Cort has raised prices on its products, with no sense of how long the cost increases will last.
With the price of getting a container shooting up to $20,000, the cost of a sofa goes up $200, Koepsell said.
“I’m not sure if it’s temporary or permanent. But I don’t believe it’s ever going to go back to where it was. Whether it continues to grow at the rate it is, that’s to be determined.”
以我自己的客户为例，美国客户想采购PVC地板，数量175,000 sqft，FOB 价格大概0.75 USD/sqft，货值大概13W USD,但到门的运费差不多18W USD，客户直接回复：Tracy seems a lot more than expected. It may not be worth the trouble. I’ll let you know。我看了一下美国那边批发的价格，基本上在USD 1.0 - 2.5 /sqft ,而我的DDP价格大概USD 1.8/sqft, 可想而知，没什么竞争力。
I would like to again explore purchasing counter tops and possible sinks from you ...As you know the current global supply chain market and shipping has dramatically impacted construction costs forcing most contractors like me to look to other sourcing and materials in order to keep costs down to support new construction.....I have shifted a lot of our buying to Mexico and Europe...Costs are a bit cheaper but shipping is significantly cheaper and easier and quicker....This is what is now the biggest challenge for me buying Pacific Rim products.
These shipping costs are really troubling....I do believe the costs of shipping will decrease as time goes on and we move past the Chinese New Year...Our respective countries’ economies will have a hard time continuing to do business with these high shipping prices ...I see the spendable dollars by the average person here in the US at Walmart, Costco and the home improvement stores which makes up of a lot of the Chinese markets construction and consumer markets declining as our US politics change and the free money giveaways our current US administration is spreading around come to an end which started due to covid.