The attack of the Omicron virus has once again brought new challenges to the slightly recovered situation in the United States, and the situation of price increases is still ongoing.
According to foreign media reports, inflation and ongoing supply chain issues are causing consumer goods prices in the United States to increaseIn 2022, there was almost a comprehensive increase. The report mainly mentioned the rise in prices of 10 consumer goods, in addition to daily expenses such as healthcare, heating, and gasoline, clothing, furniture, and electronic products will also experience new increases.
According to a report from a foreign fashion business magazine, it is expected that clothing sales will fully recover this year. Although clothing demand is increasing synchronously, the pressure brought by the supply chain will driveAverage increase in retail prices3.2%. McKinsey and15% of fashion executives expect 2Prices will increase by 10% or more in 2022.
Many people have suggested that consumers can purchase new clothes throughUsed resale websites such as Poshmark and ThredUP conduct online consignment sales, which may also result in them receiving a certain amount of cash.
In terms of electronic products, the continuous shortage of chips has dealt a serious blow to multiple products, including computers, televisions, and video game consoles. Even if consumers are willing to pay a premium, the supply of products is in short supply.
Some professionals say that even if there are some promotions, the price drop will not be too significant.
Apart from electronic products, due to prolonged stay at home, there has been a craze for decoration abroad. But the report states that even updates to small components are not cheap. According to data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, due to the increase in container shipping costs,Furniture prices may rise in the next yearMore than 10%.
Despite the recent increase in market prices in the country, cross-border sellers have not had much experience with this in the past year. Except for some high value products, other products have experienced varying degrees of price reductions, and even experiencedThe situation of purchasing for 0 yuan.
Although many sellers want to break away from low price competition, multiple attempts have failed. In the US market where prices are about to rise again, some people suggest that this may be a time to get rid of low price competition. But upon closer examination, if a seller wants to win more customers, they ultimately need to put in effort in polishing the product.