The summer rush is here and every one of you is needing your equipment faster than everyone else.
Usually we can do rushes and make some orders priority. But with every order now asking for priority to get ahead of everyone else, we simply can't do it. So, to be fair all orders are now packed in the order they were received - no exceptions. First come - First Served. Your selected transportation speed (ground, 2-day, next day) will still be used, but there may be a delay in your order leaving the warehouse.
At least until the summer rush is over.
Also extreme equipment shortages are causing back-order conditions on a lot of items. The supply chain is dependent on raw materials, which there are a shortage of right now and also the freight system and ports which are backed up right now. Incoming equipment has been delayed because of back-ups at the port by 3-5 weeks. So, that is delaying equipment re-stocks.
Freight companies are under staffed, so pickups are sometimes taking longer to happen (2-4 days instead of the same day), as well as transit and delivery times being longer as well.
Manufacturers have hit us with price increases 1-4 times this year so far and there may be more coming still.
It's a crazy year with all this happening at once. Hopefully things will get back to normal in the Autumn.