SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Re-stocking Inventory Before October Tariffs
The US and China have imposed tariffs on products worth hundreds of billions of dollars, which has hurt the profits of US companies operating in the Asian country. Further tariffs are expected to roll out in the coming months, right before the holidays. Thus, there's no better time to secure your inventory for the holiday shopping season.
Lorraine Hutchinson, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's retail analyst, details on Yahoo News how the tariff imposition is making it difficult for entrepreneurs, saying that most businesses will avoid US price increases.
The Trump administration implemented 15% tariffs on $125 billion worth of consumer items on September 1. This resulted in tariff imposition on more than 70% of all clothes, home textile products, and footwear from China. Unfortunately for small businesses, more tariffs are expected to be rolled out when December 15 arrives.
Delay of October Tariffs
Despite all the efforts from the corporate world to cease price increases, the Trump administration is showing no signs of backing down from the trade dispute with China.Trump has threatened to raise the existing 25% tariff on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports to 30%. The next round of tariffs is expected to go into effect on October 15. It was scheduled on October 1 but was pushed back "as a gesture of goodwill."
Trump stated that the Chinese Vice Premier, Liu He, requested for the postponement of the next round of tariffs since the People's Republic of China will be marking its 70th anniversary on October 1.
Resisting Price Increases for Consumers.
Businesses have been forced to come up with new strategies to reduce their losses and cater to consumers. Companies of all sizes have been adjusting supply chains, transferring production from China to countries such as Vietnam and India. Others have been negotiating costs with their Chinese suppliers.
Before the subsequent round of tariffs hit in October, it's best if e-commerce merchants get their supply of holiday items from China. The holiday season is a good opportunity for expanding the business and getting more orders, especially with more and more transactions happening online. This is evident in last year where, based on an Internet Retailer and Bizrate Insights survey, 60% of consumers preferred going online to do half of their holiday shopping.
NextSmartShip, a China fulfillment center, offers excellent solutions for e-commerce merchants that source from China. The company provides 90-day FREE storage, an ideal holiday order fulfillment strategy for seasonal goods such as Christmas decorations. The peak season of the global logistics industry also happens around November to January. Hence, it's better to get your inventory early in October.
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