Tuesday, November 30

Otto gives hope: Don’t worry about Christmas presents

Consumers in Germany can look forward to Christmas despite the bad news about global replenishment – at least when they order from Otto. In the executive suite you are sure to be prepared – at least in most cases.

Warehouses are full: Otto is ready for Christmas sales

Otto wants to save Christmas. At least that is how Marc Opelt’s announcement can be understood, who as chairman of the divisional board in the Otto Group is responsible for online trading. “It’s going to be one for Christmas largely good supply because this product has been here for a long time, ”he explained (source: dpa via Time).

However, this is not a guarantee that every item in the portfolio will be available. Restrictions cannot be ruled out, but serious difficulties are only expected in spring, if at all. In other words: the Resupply could cause trouble, but the warehouses are full. Opelt explains: “We can sell whatever goods are already in our warehouse. But everything that is still to come can be difficult under certain circumstances. “

The Federal Association of E-Commerce and Mail Order Germany (BEVH) supports Otto – and goes even further: the situation is similar for most retailers, the warehouses are well stocked. Although 90 percent of the providers already have bottlenecks, Only around 20 percent expect serious restrictions the availability during the Christmas season.

A previous survey by the Ifo Institute gave a different picture: Here around three quarters of the retailers surveyed were concerned about the replenishment of goods – albeit in the retail sector.

High demand, few goods: game consoles remain scarce

“That explains why the supply for the Christmas business with the exception of absolute trend items still appears to be guaranteed ”, said a spokesman for the BEVH. But that is not a promise either. The crux of the matter: The trend items in particular are likely to be difficult to come by, sometimes even now, for example with game consoles such as the PlayStation 5. And – as the name trend items suggests – the interest in buying is particularly high there.

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So if you absolutely need that one gift, you should act quickly this year. For those who are flexible, the announcement from Otto and the BEVH means a little more relaxation when shopping online for Christmas.


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