TrueTrim supplies industrial items in small quantities so you can make-up your samples and prototypes without going to great expense. Goods and services are supplied under our terms and conditions of sale only.
We are currently projecting an interim price increase of approximately 3%, possibly more on some items, in advance of our annual re-alignment of prices historically implemented on 1st January each year. These increases could be more, we are hearing of increases of as much as 15% from some. Unfortunately the supply-chain, having suffered conciderable contraction for many years, does not allow very much flexibility in sources for some products any more. See individual items on-line for their new prices as they are revised.
Given the bizarre situation we find ourselves in it could be prudent to invest in some mission critical stock to avoid both planned cost increases and any "emergency" measures we may have to put in place. It isn't our intention to encourage hoarding or to artificially stimulate too much concern or inflate purchases(it's not in anyone's interests to do that) but we think we do have an obligation to you, our clients, to stress the obvious dangers that we may find ourselves facing in the next few months. We recently encountered rationing on an item from one of our suppliers for this very reason and found it quite difficult to circumvent the inevitable stock shortage ourselves, even with 25 years plus of product sector knowledge.
We're not shouting "doom & gloom", merely gently nudging you to seriously consider ensuring you have sufficient stocks of mission critical items to cover up to 8 weeks, at minimum 4, of a mission critical product "drought".
Here's hoping it will all "go away" soon.