Market Outlook: Making Plans + Looking Ahead
It’s been a record-breaking year for many in our industry. With few signs of a slow down anytime soon, we’ve been thinking about how a little knowledge, planning, and thinking outside the box can help our buyers capitalize on this changing market.
Logistics & Demand
Last year Covid-19 brought shipping and manufacturing to a standstill. At the same time, demand is booming. Shoppers want plants and pots to plant them in.
2020 also brought a direct hit from the most powerful hurricane ever to strike our sate. Through all of this we learned a major lesson: old partnerships and professional friendships are invaluable.
After losing the majority of our inventory in Hurricane Laura, we received amazing support from our oldest connections oversees. Simultaneously, Covid-19 turned the world upside down as production nearly halted and bidding wars for shipping sent costs skyrocketing 300%.
Thanks to our old partnerships, we were able to replenish inventory within weeks, remaining well stocked since.
Planning Ahead: The 7 Month Timeline
What does all this mean for retailers and designers? By extending your timelines and planning well ahead of your seasonal orders, you can navigated these uncertain times.
We recommend placing important orders 7 months ahead to ensure production and oversees shipping delays are accounted for.
Thinking Outside the Box: Same Market, New Outlook
This surge in the market is being driven by the need to curate experiences in our own yards and homes. Eclectic design has become part of the greater interest in cultivating personal space. Anamese always has a vast inventory of diverse designs that are beautiful and unique. Our extensive state-side inventory ships extremely fast.
Best selling designs have become harder to get. Yet more design-forward pieces are trending up. Provide customers with unique inventory they can't get anywhere else at a time when they're thinking about design more than ever.
Here are a few in-stock statement pieces to consider.