Não é só para os brinquedos é para muitas outras coisas.
Os preços do transporte:
"Toy makers currently are playing a high stakes game in which they have to outbid and outmaneuver competitors for shipping containers to get their goods from overseas factories to U.S consumers in time for the holiday season.
In July, the time when toy companies typically start shipping their holiday toys to retailers, prices for shipping containers increased by as much as 500%, according to industry group The Toy Association.
Toy makers say they are being charged $20,000 to $25,000 for 40-foot containers that previously would have cost $3,000 to $4,000."
O espaço nos portos:
"Paying the inflated container costs still doesn’t guarantee toys will be delivered on time, due to backlogs at U.S. ports, railyards, and trucking companies.
“Even if you pay these crazy $20,000, $25,000 prices, there is a delay to get it to you,” said Isaac Larian, CEO of MGA Entertainment, which makes the L.O.L Surprise! and Rainbow High fashion dolls, the Little Tikes outdoor toys, and other playthings. “Once it gets here, there are no truck drivers, no chassis to put the containers on,” Larian said. “Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong at the same time.”
Os incumbentes e as marcas novas:
"Some manufacturers, Zahn said, have told The Toy Book that they opted to delay releasing new toys this fall because they couldn’t be sure they could get them shipped.
New toy brands “are not even attempting to bring product to market in this environment,”"
Quanto tempo vai isto durar?
"“In terms of when this will normalize, nobody is sure,”"
Implicações no curto prazo para os fabricantes nacionais?
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