The consequences of the global shipping problems currently effecting the world supply chains is having a proportionate larger impact on small importers like ourselves. With no economies of scale or influence on shipping lines or port authorities, we have no options but to accept the monstrous price hikes experienced during the last twelve months, or run out of stock. And that's if shipping lines even operate on the less used routes as before.
It seems the small independent importers will once again be the first to be squeezed out of the market. Reducing still further the choice for consumers who continue to be dictated in choice of outlets and products by the likes of the big players like Amazon.