Many of our customers have been waiting patiently for their orders to be delivered. Most of you probably aren't aware of just how much of an impact COVID-19 has had on the hobby industry. The greater percentage of all hobby products are made in foreign countries such as China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, South Korea, Spain, Italy, The Czech Republic, Germany, France, and Japan.
Every one of the above countries has had their manufacturing sectors shut down because of COVID-19. That means nothing has been produced or exported to the United States for several months. This has caused extreme shortages in the distribution chain resulting in outages at the retail level.
The demand for hobby merchandise increased dramatically this Spring because a large percentage of our population was stuck at home in self-isolation. They needed hobby products to help them pass the time of day. Perhaps you were one of those individuals.
The good news is things are about to get better as more and more hobby manufacturers are opening back up and ramping up production. There will still be a little delay while their products are being shipped to the United States but at least their is light at the end of the tunnel. We appreciate all of our customers for their patience and understanding during this extraordinary time. We will strive to get everyone's orders out as fast as possible.