COVID is still so fresh in everyone's mind. For those of us in the copier industry we jumped from one frying pan to another frying pan at the end of COVID. That second frying pan is the supply chain issues that we've been dealing with for some time now.
I believe it's been 8-10 months since the problems really hit home with many of the dealers and sales people. For most of us the back orders are insane! Never in my 42 years of selling copiers did I every quote delivery might be expected in 3-5 months. In most cases in the past when asked, "When can we get the copier" it was not a question of telling the client 5-10 days the answer was always, "When do you want it?".
I know of one manufacturer (Sharp) that is fairing better than others with delivery time to dealers and from what I've heard it's more about the relationship with Foxconn and chips. Seems once you break away from Sharp, then most manufacturers and dealers are having a really tough go of it.
My goal for this new series is not too post something every day but more maybe one or twice a week. In addition I would love to turn over some of the blogging reins to other members so they can blog on this issue as well.
I'd love top do done every day, however my goal for this year is to sell 3/4 of a million in back orders with down the street sales
PM me or hit up the response/reply to this blog and let me know if you want blogging rights.