Are you considering a purchase of school furniture for the 2021-2022 school year? Like everything else during the pandemic, new challenges await. Demand for most manufactured goods like student desks, chairs, tables, and other furniture has collided with constrained supplies of steel, wood, poly and the cardboard necessary for safe shipping.
If you have purchased school furniture in the past you may have timetables in mind that pretty much guaranteed your having the furniture when needed to open your school. Unfortunately, we at Catholic Purchasing Services are being informed by many of our suppliers that usual delivery times will need to be extended this year due to manufacturing supply shortages and shipping delays.
Our staff has heard of delivery times stretching up to 14 weeks from order date. We know that with constrained budgets decision-makers are trying to stretch the budget through comparison shopping and budget management.
During this stage of your purchasing process, we urge you to speak to one of our Sales and Service staff who will be happy to provide you with written cost estimates that are straight forward and easy to understand. They will also help you add and subtract from your list to help you purchase what you need within your budget and resulting in your order being placed in the queue as quickly as possible.
Our Catholic Purchasing commitment is that we will always do our best to keep you informed of any changes. Thank you again for your support and especially for your patience as we work through this challenging season.