How the Covid-19 pandemic affected the supply chain around the world.
The Covid-19 outbreak
The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a crisis of the global supply chain: ships stuck at sea, warehouses overflowing, trucks without drivers.
Businesses across the economy struggled to hire workers and they have reacted to shortages by ordering earlier and extra that has placed more strain on the system.
When the pandemic struck in early 2020, people and businesses were quickly forced to restrict their activity, sending the global economy into a brief but damaging free fall. Under the model, called “just in time” manufacturing, companies stockpile as few raw materials and parts as possible, instead buying what they need as they need it.
The New York Times
With the closure of offices, stores and factories, companies laid off workers en masse. Moreover, there was a sudden need of surgical masks and other protective gear, made in China.
This led to a shortage of shipping containers in China.
The spending in the United States was encouraged by government stimulus programs to resuscitate the economy.
As a result of the demand increase, a wave of factory goods swiftly overwhelmed U.S. ports. Swelling orders also outstripped the availability of shipping containers, and the cost of shipping a container from Shanghai to Los Angeles skyrocketed tenfold.
The many lockdowns in cities have changed the spending habits of entire countries overnight.
This has generated an increase in online sales.
Online shopping actually increased by at least 10 percentage points across most product categories, most notably: electronics, DIY, education, cosmetics, home goods, and pharmaceuticals.
The supply chain issue: what can we expect?
The supply chain has become a central political issue and it is likely to last for many more months — if not years. The emergence of new Covid variants during 2022 could accentuate some of the current pressures.
Despite some easing in recent months, international shipping costs are likely to remain high in 2022.
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Over the past two years, our brand has grown despite the pandemic. An extraordinary result obtained also thanks to your trust.
A new identity appreciated on the global market
We are always here. We are always us.
After 12 successful years of the Fesal company, in 2018 we created the new Salbini brand, but it was not enough. We understood that it was necessary to focus on the exclusive services that we are able to offer. For this reason, in February 2020 we rebranded our brand by expanding the selection to the best European luxury brands.
We have gone from the “Italian Design Worldwide” e-commerce website to a “Design Worldwide” service company, with a new identity, a new corporate website – the one you are reading this article on 🙂 – and new communication systems.
We have created a new brand identity that reflects our corporate identity. Today we faithfully transmit our values and you too have rewarded us, by entrusting us with a small order, or a large supply and we thank you. The Salbini brand is increasingly synonymous with reliability. Customer reviews on Trustpilot testify to this.
People at the center
Our company is made up of people who are our real strength, and we are proud to call ourselves a “family”. All our activities, from the simplest to the most demanding, are based on trust, sincerity and mutual respect. Satisfied customers and the big brands that ask us to collaborate are the testimony of our professionalism on the market. But our greatest joy is personal relationships. In fact, it often happens that business contacts become friendships, going beyond business. We know each other to provide products and we find ourselves becoming friends.
We are really happy to be there.
The Covid-19 pandemic and our corporate reorganization
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live. With millions of deaths worldwide and health systems collapsing, many companies have been brought to their knees by various lockdowns.
Thanks to new digital systems we have managed to speed up internal processes, even during lockdowns. A new corporate communication organization has allowed us to continue working remotely by constantly staying in contact with customers, partners and suppliers in total safety. Our logistics have improved and is now even more efficient and more environmentally friendly. The integration of new payment methods has allowed us to reduce transaction costs, making us even more competitive through personalized quotes for large supplies. The expansion of the Italian and international staff has allowed us to take care of every detail, internal and external, improving the services offered.
The complete supply for residential, commercial and hospitality projects
Not just appliances.
We have been on the market for over sixteen years, and we have been for the most part through our old e-commerce site fesal.com, thanks to which many in the world have been able to appreciate our professionalism, especially for the supply of household appliances.
Maybe you too bought appliances the first time you trusted us 🙂
With the launch of the Salbini brand we went further, expanding and establishing ourselves more and more on the market also as resellers of the best European brands of furniture, lighting, bathroom and outdoor furniture, marble, natural stones and accessories.
For the first time in our history, in 2021 our furniture sales exceeded our sales of household appliances. Today, the best of European design also passes through Salbini services, and we are very proud of it.
The creation of new partnerships with important companies in the industry
We have further expanded our wide range of brands by introducing new European manufacturers that we have carefully selected. We have also established new transportation partnerships, making shipping safer, greener, faster and cheaper for our customers around the world. The new partnerships with installation companies ensure a wide range of coverage for assembly and product warranties.
We have grown and our partners have grown with us.
Growth in all geographic areas
Australia continues to be our main market. 57% of our sales were shipped to Australian customers, mainly on the East coast, but there are also orders on the West coast.
We have also grown proportionally in other markets, carrying out small, medium and large orders for Asia, Europe, America and Africa.
We are Salbini, we are Design Worldwide.
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