Posted: April 15th, 2021
The past year has been a challenging one for everyone involved in the candle supply industry. From stock shortages to shipping delays, the pandemic brought about a lot of unexpected difficulties. But it’s also been a year full of growth—new candle makers are discovering a craft they love and existing small candle businesses are booming.
While things are slowly getting better, we know many of you are still faced with challenges related to stock availability and wanted to share some of the steps we’re taking to help.
- Securing increased stock. Our product and purchasing teams are working closely with our vendors and manufacturers to ensure we’re able to get the supply quantities we need.
- Internal improvements. While things like the manufacturing output of vendors and shipping delays are outside our control, we’ve taken steps to improve things that are in our control. We’re working to increase our internal fragrance pouring production, and recently got our fifth fragrance machine online.
- New warehouse coming soon! We’re moving into a brand new space for our east coast warehouse. This new space is more than double the size of our current NC warehouse, allowing us to stock even larger quantities of supplies and continue to provide our community with fast, efficient shipping and innovative new products. With more space, we’ll also be able to increase the staff on each shift and continue to pick, pack, and ship your orders with the speed you expect from us. We’re anticipating being fully moved into the new space this summer.
Check out this short video for a sneak peek of the new warehouse (and some very snazzy drone footage).
By the way—we’re hiring! We’re looking for motivated, self-directed problem solvers to fill warehouse and customer support positions. Learn more about open positions and what it’s like to be a member of the CandleScience team here.
We hope this gave a little insight into some of the challenges of the year, and more importantly, some hope that we’re on our way to getting back to something like normal. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.