The international changes caused by the pandemic continue to have an impact on our purchases and the supplier chain. For the past several months, our costs have continued to significantly increase. This situation seems likely to continue for the foreseeable future.
We pride ourselves on offering you the best prices but we are limited by the following factors:
For the past several months, there has been a worldwide shortage of shipping containers. Because of this shortage, the cost of shipping has increased from $3,500 USD to $19,000 USD. Even with this huge spike in prices, shipping containers and space on merchant ships are hard to come by.
Cost of raw materials
At the beginning of the pandemic, manufacturing plants stopped their production of raw materials which resulted in a shortage in the months that followed. This shortage caused a significant increase in the price of raw materials. We are still facing this problem and the outrageous increase in manufacturing costs.
We are trying by all means to minimise the negative impacts caused by this pandemic, which is out of our control. Having said this, an increase in Agri-Can’s prices is inevitable and will come into effect August 15, 2021. This increase will depend on the type of product; some areas of manufacturing have been harder hit by the spike in costs.
We will continue to negotiate with our partners around the globe to ensure our clients get the best possible price. We have reduced our operational costs as much as possible to limit the impact on our clients, all the while maintaining our standards of customer service.
Rest assured that this unfortunate increase is completely out of our control, and when the situation stabilizes we will keep you informed. Our prices are directly impacted by the pandemic and will continue to change as the world continues to battle COVID-19.
Thank you, dear clients, for your loyalty and understanding in these difficult times.