Hotel Front Desk Managers continue to experience the repercussions of how supply chain issues are negatively affecting their inventory, especially paper print products. Most hotel marketing materials are made of paper (business cards, postcards, rack cards, key holders, notepads, etc), making these supplies integral to the hospitality industry. With travel continuing to climb in the summer season and throughout 2022, Front Desk Managers must be assured they’ll have enough paper print supplies to keep their guests satisfied.
What’s Causing the Paper Print Product Shortage?
Part of the problem is the increasing demand for paper print products, which is by far surpassing supply chain output. Compounding supply chain problems, costs of paper print materials are unprecedentedly rising across the board, increasing by double digits.
“There are a variety of issues we are seeing with paper print supplies, from folders, sleeves, stationary to notepads, actually everything,” said Mark Zisek, Director of Commercial Operations, Front Desk Supply. “We need our customers to know that much of this is beyond our control. We will get through this.” It starts with reduced supply as many paper vendors moved production to packaging, but it is compounded by shipping and conversion delays and other factors.
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Hotels Have a Complex Supply Chain
More than eight in ten respondents in a Hotel Management survey from the American Hotel & Lodging Association members noted that supply chain disruptions are impacting their operations. Nearly three in four hotel operators said that it has negatively impacted business revenue.
The number of crucial items that hotels need today and don’t have because of supply shortages and shipping delays is seemingly endless. While your average consumer typically buys one item at a time, comparatively, hotels need 500, 1000, or more of a single item. It has been very difficult to obtain these significantly larger quantities, according to Architectural Digest.
Having your paper product inventory fulfilled, on time, by a single supplier is important to help your operations run smoothly and please your guests. Front Desk Supply is a single source supplier helping hotels nationwide find the hotel supplies they need. Front Desk Supply is currently working on identifying and validating back up suppliers for many core product ingredients.
Below are several of our paper print supplies that are impacted by the supply chain issues.
We thank our customers for their patience with this ongoing issue. We are doing our best to fulfill product orders in a timely manner despite the supply chain issues. Make Front Desk Supply your hotel product supplier, and let us help you make your guests’ stay more memorable. Submit a request for a quote today.
Trust Front Desk Supply with Your Hotel Product Orders
Front Desk Supply is a leading hotel supplier for the hospitality industry. We offer a wide range of hotel supply products, such as custom pens, hotel key cards, key card sleeves, and more. From boutique hotels to nationwide hotel chains, we have a selection of generic hotel supplies and offer custom hotel supply orders.