Our DMs and emails have been *flooded* with messages from our tribe asking if we will be holding a Black Friday sale this year. So we thought it might be helpful to share a little insight into why we're not doing one this year.
As a small business, we have experienced a HUGE increase in costs this year due to Covid. For example, it used to cost us around £3,000 to get each of our containers of beautiful Play Mats delivered to us but now it costs upwards of £15,000! Thanks Covid & Brexit 😞 As I'm sure you can understand, this is a pretty substantial cost and we currently absorb it in order to avoid taking a price increase on our products.
Our best-selling designs just keep flying off the shelves! Plus, the increased difficulty and costs of getting frequent stock deliveries means we often sell out. Shipping is a global nightmare at the moment (and we feel for all those other small businesses working hard to get enough stock in time to fulfil their Christmas orders! )
Our couriers have advised of some delays with shipping at the moment. We wouldn't want to disappoint our incredibly kind customers if their new purchase did not arrive in time for Christmas due to a huge big rush of Black Friday orders in our courier network.
We feel SO lucky to have all of your support (and pack a lot of orders each day!) but are also incurring a lot more costs (and reduced margins) these days like so many other businesses! We're not at all complaining, just thought we'd let you know why you won’t see a Black Friday sale this year at Munchkin & Bear!
If you have been eyeing off one our best-selling designs, we recommend securing your fave now so that you don't miss out on the must-have Xmas gift this year!
What you could do instead is sign up for our newsletters to enter our monthly prize draw to WIN one of our play mats... click here