Lead times, in stock, quick ships…

Most people in our industry understand that lead times have spun out of control over the last year or so. Most people. Some must not have access to news as they berate us for not being able to ship their orders in what they deem a timely fashion. Not only do we understand the frustration, we share in it. Unfortunately, it is what it is…

Gaines Comfort Sleeper from American Leather can be Ready to Ship in 7 business days!

On a more positive note, some new quick ship programs have emerged. From American Leather, you have a couple of options. We have the Priority Program formerly known as Early Bird. The factory commits to ship your product in twenty days, subject to material availability. If unavailable, your order will receive priority when back is stock. The fee for this priority service depends upon how many pieces you’re ordering. The other option is a Ready to Ship Program. Select styles are available in a handful of fabrics and leather. Goods are ready to ship in seven business days!

Another manufacturer offering a Quick Ship Program is Bontempi Casa. Goods are stocked here in the States and typically ship within a week or so. We get inventory updates regularly which helps to eliminate surprises.

LEE Industries picked some of the best sellers to include in their RapidLEE Program.

LEE Industries has re-introduced RapidLEE. The new version of this program includes several of their most popular sofas and chairs available in any in stock fabric or leather, other than Sunbrella. Lead time on these pieces is 10-12 weeks and there is a nominal fee associated with the program.

Vanguard Furniture offers a number of products in their Quick Ship Program – both case goods and upholstery. Goods are stocked finished and upholstered and should ship within two weeks!

BDI and Bungalow 5 typically try to keep a decent amount of stock, so there is always a good chance that they will be able to turn an order around pretty quickly.

That just about sums up our quick ship options. But please do not hesitate to ask if you need something quickly. If we can accommodate you, we will. If we cannot, we might be able to lead you in the right direction.

Fall 2020 Market Intros: LEE Industries

For the first time in 25+ years, Apropos did not attend the High Point Fall Market. Fortunately though – we represent some great factories who have provided photos of new product and fabric intros. Let’s start with LEE Industries.

In the event that you are unfamiliar with LEE, they are a terrific company out of Conover, NC. They’ve been around for over 50 years. The LEE upholstery line is tremendous and goes from traditional through transitional right into contemporary. Goods are well-made AND well-priced. The culture of the company is more that of a family than a corporation and they remain committed to their clients, the community and the environment.

What’s new from LEE Industries? A few standout frames were introduced.

The day bed has nice clean lines and the flared arms give it a little polish. The 8223 Sofa is somewhat reminiscent of the wildly popular 5772 Chair. If you’d like to take a peak at all of the LEE Industries Fall Market Intros, please have at it.

As far as fabrics are concerned, we’ve got some new exclusive prints and some luxe textures.

You really must come in to see and touch…

All in all, LEE did not disappoint. They haven’t re-invented the wheel but they’ve introduced a couple of new frames and they’ve tweaked some solid performers. Contact your sales associate to review what’s new either remotely or in person.