Posted by on 5/24/2019 to News
First of June, 2019. We are going to be introducing Free Shipping on everything. Pulp prices have hit us hard. They have increased up to 21%. It has spiked significantly. It is impacting every business in the industry - from paper mills and converts to consumer paper products manufactures and business document providers like us. Its frustrating to all of us affected, we feel its important to you know what is driving the increases. There are several factors.
- Pulp prices are up 21% on average in 2018 and are expected to increase 6.5% this year.
- Major paper mills in North America have either reduced production, scaled back operations, or closed entire facilities.
- A spike in manufacturing cost has promted these paper producers to raise prices 4 times in the 11 months
- The price of shipping (diesel fule) rose 11% from a year ago, greatly increasing freights costs.