Have you been following the news about the shipping issues we’re having, due to the pandemic? So many ships are stuck in the Pacific ocean, waiting to dock and unload shipping containers. There are not enough people to work on this (employee shortage), and there are not enough truck drivers to take the products from the docks to their final destination (another employee shortage). It’s crazy!
There is A LOT to be said about buying American made products, instead of products that are shipped from overseas.
I’m also very concerned about the environment with all those ships just sitting there. How much sea life has been killed because of it, not to mention it’s overall impact on our Earth’s oceans.
I hear that a lot of products are going to be near impossible to find this holiday season, similar to how finding a can of Lysol last year was as difficult as finding the “pot of gold” at the end of a rainbow. In fact, I would have bet you could have found that “pot of gold” last year BEFORE can of Lysol because things were that bad.
My family and I don’t have any plans on buying any consumer electronics this year, and thankfully my kids are young adults and we don’t have to worry about finding the “IT” toy of the holiday season for them. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t sympathize with parents who are going crazy looking for specific products to give their child for the holidays. Been there, done that. I can relate.
I thought I would share this interesting information about how a well known toy manufacturer is doing something about this craziness this holiday season.
Ty Warner, owner of the largest manufacturer of soft toys in the world, has financed more than 150 air shipment flights since October, and the shipments continue. With typical cargo flight costing anywhere from $1.5 to $2 million dollars, business pages are full of articles about the exorbitant cost of shipping sparking price increases. That is not the case with Ty as they are proceeding without any price increases (https://shop.ty.com/).
Consumers, retailers and even a jolly North Pole resident are discovering how one toymaker is taking extraordinary measures and airlifting to the U.S. for quick distribution. Boys and girls awaiting snuggly Beanie Babies or Beanie Boos will not be disappointed thanks to Ty.
“While retail giants like Amazon, Target and Walmart might get preferential treatment from some vendors,” Warner explained, “they don’t from us because we do not sell to them.” Beanie Babies and its vast line of soft toys are found strictly in neighborhood specialty stores, drug stores, grocery stores, and convenience stores.
Ty announced in national and local Newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, LA Times, New York Post, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal and on Social Media platforms including Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Snapchat and TikTok, “We are AIR SHIPPING all products for the holidays. In stock everywhere with ZERO price increase! Local stores will have all your favorite Ty products, including new Christmas items. Also shop online at ty.com with FREE shipping.”
Thank you Ty for thinking about consumers during this crazy time in history. It’s great to know that if you are looking for a Ty product, such as their super cute holiday critters, they will be available to you at a store near you (drug store, convenient store, grocery store and so forth).
The Beanie Babies make for great stocking stuffers. They are also wonderful gifts for a child.
I’m an adult (most of the time – ha ha), and just the other day I was in CVS and I saw the holiday Beanie Babies. I was going to purchase a little fuzzy mouse and a brown dog.
They are so cute! I adore cute things. You should see the toys I have all over my desk.
My family knows that if they need a gift idea for me, if it’s something cute, fuzzy/plush, or both, then I’ll love it no matter what it is.
I have a couple of the “big eye” Beanie Babies. I have a bat I purchased a few years ago, and a ghost that I picked up this year. I think a plush Grogu/”Baby Yoda” I have is from Ty too (I always cut all the tags off things when I purchase them – I don’t like tags showing). And I also have an adorable green dragon with the big eyes (he’s super cute).
I like that the Beanie Babies and other Ty plushies are super affordable too. They are a great “budget friendly” gift for kids, and adults like me who enjoy cute things.
Ty sells other products as well, including children’s masks, socks, purses and more. Check them out at Ty.com. You can also find the brand on social media. All of those links are found on the bottom right of the brand’s website.
*I was no compensated for this post. I posted this for the benefit of site readers. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.