Dear Folia Customer,
As you may be aware, there have been unprecedented increases in the cost of inland and ocean and air transport over the past year. The logistic companies have advised that we can expect these increases to continue in the coming months due to the lack of transport availability, heightened demand, congestion in ports of departure and arrival, and Covid protocols. As a result, worldwide shipment costs spiked to more than four times the normal rates in just the last 60 days.
We have been absorbing these additional costs for the past six to eight months, but the size of the most recent increases puts us in a position where we can no longer do so completely on our own. We will continue to absorb a fair share of the increases ourselves, but beginning August 2, 2021, we will be applying a Freight surcharge of $.35 per yard and $.35 per roll of wallpaper to all invoices.
We will continue to monitor the transport issues for the next 4 to 5 months with the hope that the situation eases and reverts to more normal levels.
Thank you for your continuing support.