Fewer deals and shipping delays: Here are some early predictions for the holiday season


Businesses are trying to ensure there is enough merchandise on hand to meet the predicted heightened holiday demand. Most categories of goods, from consumer electronics to toys to sneakers, are being impacted in some way.

Across the entire supply chain, companies will be stretched thin as they try to limit out of stocks and speed up delivery times. That means they will be in a tough spot if shoppers insist on getting goods delivered or have a strict timeline.