Between deliveries in the global hospitality supply chain crisis being wildly unpredictable and taking an extraordinary amount of time, and inflation driving up costs, most suppliers in the hospitality industry have been hit hard. From notepads and paper products to pens, the supply chain demand is seemingly endless and unfulfilled.
According to an article in Architectural Digest with comments by Bjorn Hanson, an adjunct professor at the Tisch Center of Hospitality, “The list of what hotels need today and don’t have because of supply shortages and shipping delays goes on and on,” Hanson said. “A consumer typically buys one of an item, but hotels need 50, 100, or more of a single item, and these large quantities have been very challenging to secure.”
However, despite these global supply chain issues, Front Desk Supply has experienced a 28% increase in new customer sales in Q1 of 2022, compared to the previous quarter. We attribute the increase to a rise in domestic travel, and the demand for hotels to rely on new suppliers to fulfill their product stock needs.
How to Keep Your Hotel Supply Chain Fulfilled
Because the pandemic has been waning and restrictions are being lifted, the influx of travel in 2022 has markedly increased, especially domestic travel and workcations. “Americans have a ‘best trip of all time’ mindset for 2022, according to this year’s travel trends, so hotels cannot risk falling short of customer expectations,” says Mark Zisek, our Director of Commercial Operations. “The increase of new customer sales shows us that front desk managers are searching for suppliers to rely on.”
Having a dependable and affordable supplier is critical to making sure hotels’ and customers’ needs are being met. Front Desk Supply works diligently to have back up suppliers to our back ups! Right now it is essential with issues hitting many raw materials and core supplies needed to produce our variety of products.
“Hotel and front desk managers are seeking solutions. We are reducing the barrier to help them get what they need. That’s why we are proud to share that hoteliers can restock their hotel essentials quickly and easily with Front Desk Supply,” Mark says. “Casting a wider net for hotel supplies may be a result of the supply chain, but we are here year-round to support hospitality businesses.”
How to Keep Your Hotel Supplied and Customers Happy with Front Desk Supply’ Products
Front Desk Supply is a leading hotel supplier for the hospitality industry. We offer a wide range of hotel supply products, such as custom signage, stationary and notepads, marketing materials, and more. From boutique hotels to nationwide hotel chains, we have a selection of custom or generic hotel supplies.