Update On Out of Stock Issue

Our goal is to have stock of every product. Unfortunately ongoing supply issues that started last year because of Covid are getting much worse. Some manufacturers are out of stock of as much as 90% of what we order from them. Please plan ahead and order additional supplies whenever we have stock available.

What is causing the out of stock issues?

(1) Many manufacturers have had to close for weeks or months (some several times). Catching up to demand is proving difficult.
(2) Manufacturers are having difficulty recalling their staff because of Covid or finding it difficult to hire new staff.
(3) New safety measures due to Covid have slowed down production.
(4) Manufacturers rely on supplies coming from various sources. Any delays in the supply chain cause delays producing product. Recent delays caused by the Suez Canal closure and the lack of shipping containers is making everything even worse.
(5) Manufacturers are telling us there is a shortage of film to produce foil balloons.
(6) Balloons are in higher demand than last year.