D&S Marketing Group – Shipping Crisis

Pittsburgh, PA. – August 23rd, 2021 – The shipping crisis is getting worse. Here is what that means for holiday shopping.

The vast network of ports, container vessels and trucking companies that moves goods around the world is badly tangled, and the cost of shipping is skyrocketing. That’s troubling news for retailers and holiday shoppers.

The partial closure of the world’s third busiest container port is disrupting other ports in China, stretching supply chains that were already suffering from recent problems at Yantian port, ongoing container shortages, coronavirus-related factory shutdowns in Vietnam and the lingering effects of the Suez Canal blockage in March.

That spells trouble for retailers and consumer goods companies trying to restock inventories heading into the crucial year-end holiday shopping season.

“Name almost anything and it seems like there’s a shortage of it somewhere,” Biesterfeld added. “Retailers are struggling to replenish inventory as fast as they’re selling, let alone prepare for holiday demand.”

As we’ve been forecasting for months, shoppers are going to see some bare shelves at the holidays

Read the full article here: https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/23/business/global-supply-chains-christmas-shipping/index.html

D&S Marketing Group – Michel Design Works

Dear Valued Retail Partner,


It has certainly been a very long and challenging year for both retailers and manufacturers alike.

All of us have had to reevaluate, adjust, and in some cases, completely overhaul our operations in an attempt to weather the storm. We at Michel Design Works continue to be so very impressed by the fortitude, inventiveness, and creativity shown by our retail partners during this unprecedented time.

Truly a herculean effort!

The ripple effect of this pandemic has had far reaching global consequences that no one could have predicted and that continue to impact the supply chain costs. This includes but is not limited to dramatic increases in the costs of raw materials, manufacturing of goods, and shipment of goods. Although to date we have absorbed all of these increases, they continue to climb to the point where we have no choice other than to adjust our prices. We have carefully reviewed each and every product in our catalog and have increased prices only where absolutely necessary.

Our new price list will be effective June 1, 2021. Any orders received on or before May 31, 2021 with a requested ship date of no later than May 31, 2021, will not be affected by the price increase.

On behalf of everyone at Michel Design Works, we thank you for your inspiring partnership.

We are confident that there is a light at the end of this tunnel and hope to see you all back at the trade shows this summer.

Best regards,

Bob Harris
VP Sales & Creative
Michel Design Works

D&S Marketing Group – YouTube Videos

D&S Marketing Group and Michel Design Works have produced three YouTube videos to Highlight the Fall/Holiday Catalog of the Michel Design Works product lineup. Enjoy and I look towards hearing from you to place you order.

Doris Scott: (Western Pennsylvania – Serving ZipCodes 15xxx – 16xxx)

Deb McKough & Bob: (MDW Corporate)

Please use my online Appointment Scheduler, E-Mail or call the main office number at 412-767-4030, so that we can schedule a time that we can meet via zoom or in person.

Current Specials – [Click Here] –> Online Catalog – [Click Here].

D&S Marketing Group – Zoom Meetings

D&S Marketing Group is now offering zoom video conferencing capabilities for all its customers wishing to practice social distancing vs. an in-person rep. visit at this time.   Please use my online Appointment Scheduler, E-Mail or the main office number at 412-767-4030, so that we can schedule a time that we can meet via zoom.

Current Specials – [Click Here] –> Online Catalogs – [Click Here].

I may be contacted via the following zoom link below during our scheduled meeting.

Doris Scott’s Personal Meeting Room:

 

 

 

 

Doris Scott – Principal Marketing Representative
412-767-4030 (office) or 412-613-2883 (cell)

D&S Marketing Group – Michel Design Works

Michel Design Works has introducing three (3) new  retail displayers for 2019.  Here is the preview.  Details regarding the availability, shipping costs and purchase requirements have not been announced as of yet.  As soon as we hear from Michel Design Works corporate we will pass the information along to you.

      

We are also excited about the six new product introductions that will be available this Spring 2019.   Just three out of six new product introductions.  These items include Linen Spray, Bath Salts and Scatter Rugs!  Official launch date is December 5th, 2018.

Michel Design Works (Hard Copy) Catalogs will be mailed to customers the week of 12/10/2018.  The MDW Road Show Special will begin on 12/1/2018 (details to follow).  New product will be ready to ship to customers between 12/15/2018 and 01/10/2019. (update as we near those dates).

D&S Marketing Group is the exclusive manufacturers rep. for Michel Design Works in Western Pennsylvania.  Our marketing territory covers the entire Western Pennsylvania region. (Zip Code: 15xxx through 16xxx).

Call Doris Scott to schedule your appointment or use our convenient online appointment scheduler.

D&S Marketing Group – Quilling Card

D&S Marketing Group is the exclusive manufacturers rep. for Quilling Card in Western Pennsylvania.   Quilling Card has added a new displayer to their product line, the DS1100-18 – Lainie Collection 18 Hook Counter Display ($85) – Fits 4 earring boxes or 3 hair clip boxes per hook.  Header can be used to display sample earrings and hair clips.  Select 4 pairs of earrings OR 5 boxes of hair clips at no charge to offset the cost of purchase. (must fill display unit to receive this offer).  Display Diameter: 10.5″, Height: 20.25″ (with header 31″).

Our marketing territory covers the entire Western Pennsylvania region. (Zip Code: 15xxx through 16xxx).

Click here for the new Quilling Card 2019 Catalog: [Click Here].

Call or contact Doris Scott to schedule your appointment or use our convenient online appointment scheduler.

D&S Marketing Group – Quilling Card

D&S Marketing Group is the exclusive manufacturers rep. for Quilling Card in Western Pennsylvania.   Quilling Card has added several new exciting products to their product line.  Using the same process as used with the quilled greeting cards they are able to offer earrings and hair clips.   These are a great accessory for those who want to made a statement while also being a great conversation piece.   “Paper earrings and paper hair clips, I would have never thought of that”.

Our marketing territory covers the entire Western Pennsylvania region. (Zip Code: 15xxx through 16xxx).

Call or contact Doris Scott to schedule your appointment or use our convenient online appointment scheduler.

Click Here: Earrings, Hairclips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D&S Marketing Group – Legami

 

Pictura USA has introducing a new Italian product line into the U.S.A market called Legami.  Pictura, USA is the exclusive distributor of the Legami product line and D&S Marketing group is the exclusive marketing group for the entire Western Pennsylvania region. (Zip Codes: 15xxx through 16xxx).

LEGAMI® IS AN IDEA

That flashed into being On 29th april 2003. Inspired by a journey and by a dream. Our resources are our imagination, Our drive and spirit of sacrifice. We are young and we are curious. And we believe in what we are doing. Any difficulties just make us more determined to get there. We are dreamers and travellers. We are fascinated by writers, musicians and singer-songwriters. By anyone whose passion and enthusiasm is the inspiration of a life-style. We read their books. We listen to their tales and we listen to their music. They move us, they help us see beyond, they spur us on. They help us to believe. To shift boundaries and create. Legami is a way of life.

CONSTANTLY TRAVELLING

Nowadays, we are a creative workshop with an eye for innovation, aesthetics, materials and production processes. Always travelling the world, looking for new trends and ideas, we want to dazzle the market with exclusive and original ideas that are rich in irony, bursting with colour and always topical. We want to create a balance between emotion and rationality. We explore the worlds of Stationery, Lifestyle, Beauty, Technology, Bags and Accessories, Jewellery, Diaries and Calendars, to make every product a unique experience. Passion, integrity and respect are the foundation of our corporate philosophy. Our code of ethics has allowed us to partner with major international organisations that protect people and the environment.

Please contact us to schedule your appointments or use our convenient online appointment scheduler.  (Reference: Legami Original Collection).