Don’t Call It a Comeback
It feels like we hear about supply chain issues all the time. We all saw empty shelves at the beginning of the pandemic when there were toilet paper and flour shortages. We also saw the news stories of crowded ports forced to limit the number of containers they could process, slowing our supply chain even more.
In the past few months, we have seen an increase in the number of inquiries we receive from our customers, asking why they are having to look harder for our cat litter. Fortunately material supply is not an issue, but ports are.
Our product is manufactured in Japan. Since the pandemic started we had been on a freight rollercoaster fielding quotes upwards of 12 times the quotes we received pre-pandemic. What’s more frustrating is that even when we jump on one of our more reasonable quotes, we struggle to secure a booking.
But it’s not all bad news. If the pandemic has taught us nothing else, we have reinforced our flexibility and creative problem solving. We are working to pivot around our supply chain issues, but in the meantime we want to encourage all of our distributors, retailers and fans to try a couple of products we do still have in stock.
One option is our 14 lbs bag of Cypress Fresh cat litter. Cypress Fresh uses the power of green tea plus Hinoki Cypress to control litter box odor, but our 14 lbs bag means one bag will last one cat 6-8 weeks. Another option is our original Timber Fresh. Timber Fresh controls odor with Hinoki Cypress oil. Both litters are lightweight, clumpable and readily available now.
Because Green Tea Fresh cat litter and the standard size of Cypress fresh cat litter have been so popular, many people haven’t had the opportunity to try some of our other products. Here’s your chance!