Online sales grew 14% in 2021 and analysts project another 16% growth in 2022. E-Commerce makes up nearly 20% of total retail sales today and Amazon now accounts for about 40% of all digital revenue. No question, the pandemic has pushed online adoption rates. Once there, customers are remaining converted. Of course, it’s not just about consumer sites. It’s happening in B2B, too.
As we enter the second quarter of 2022, stories about disrupted supply chains, labor shortages and freight costs fill conversations around offices, boardrooms and dining room tables alike. Open spots on supermarket shelves are paired with higher totals at checkout. It is no surprise that most of America’s packaging suppliers are reporting softer sales. Still, US News reports that the U.S. economy as a whole is expected to maintain a healthy 3.5% growth in 2022. We remain cautiously optimistic.
E-commerce is earning its place by providing real time information when customers need it most. On Laddawn.com, each search yields a universe of buying options. It is where our robust stock program often provides a lifeboat for customers most impacted by supply chain constraints. Small orders shipped quickly are a convenient complement to our custom manufacturing. Here, interim solutions are found with a click and shipped in 24 hours.
Of course, providing this sort of agility all begins and ends with taking measures in the places we can control. To ensure that our manufacturing and warehouses are still great places to work, we are investing in higher wages, equipment and technologies at a record pace. And, we continue to allocate resources where they can be the most impactful to our customers’ experiences.
In this issue, we focus on Laddawn’s wide selection of custom Clean Room products. Made from 100% virgin low-density polyethylene, our Clean Room Class 100 Bags and Tubing and Class 200 Zipper Top Bags meet ISO 14644-1 for a Class 5 Clean Room at 0.5 microns. We provide all of these Clean Room products in gauges from 3 to 6 mils. Laddawn’s Layflat and Gusseted Clean Room Bags are available in widths up to 40”, Tubing up to 72” and Zipper Tops up to 24“. Log on to get prices and lead times in seconds. We think you’ll like what you see.
On behalf of all of us in Atlanta, Dallas, Devens, Manchester, Sparks and Sterling, thank you for your business.
Mark P. Bourgeois
Director of Sales & Customer Experience