Wirral, United Kingdom (1st November, 2012) – Furniture Plus Online, a leading independent supplier of bedroom and dining room furniture in the UK, has predicted a rise in import prices for oak and pine furniture.
The price of shipping oak and pine furniture over the last year has been extremely volatile and has seen rates more than double. In the latest round of possible rate increases, the shipping companies are looking to increase their rates by around $1000 per 40-foot container. Increases so far have been absorbed by retailers such as Furniture Plus Online, but it is anticipated that this will not last forever, with prices set to increase next year or even before the end of 2012.
Consequently, furniture retailers are encouraging customers to get a jump on the imminent price increases and purchase any items now rather than delaying and being disappointed when they are having to pay more.
A spokesperson for Furniture Plus Online said: “With the general increases in labour, material costs and shipping rates yet to be passed on to the customer, there’s no better time to buy oak and pine furniture. However, these low prices will not last forever and in the foreseeable future, Furniture Plus, like all retailers, will have no option other than to increase their prices. To avoid these price increases, we recommend ordering your pine and oak furniture sooner rather than later.”
For more information on Furniture Plus Online, visit their website at www.furnitureplusonline.co.uk/ or call 0845 5198 589.
About Furniture Plus:
Furniture Plus is a family-run business specialising in Solid Wood Furniture. With over 35 years of experience in the furniture industry, they have a reputation for being one of the biggest and best independent furniture suppliers in the UK. Furniture Plus’ easily accessible trade showroom is open 7 days a week to both businesses and the public, with ample free parking to allow customers plenty of time to browse the extensive ranges of solid wood furniture or to consult with a member of their friendly, knowledgeable sales team.
Furniture Plus Online Limited
Unit 7 Croft Trade Park
Welton Road, Bromborough
Wirral, United Kingdom
Zip: CH62 3PQ
Tel: 0845 5198 589