As much as $22 trillion in tradeable goods have been subject to delays or shortages. The COVID-19 pandemic caused rapid changes to the global economy which included simultaneous increases in demand for imported products (as much as 20%) with extensive lockdowns in countries across the globe.
Unfortunately, supply chain disruptions are here to stay. Ports are still backed up. Some common items are still in short supply. On top of that, there is also an energy crunch going on as well.
All these factors combined can be very intimidating for businesses. Customers still expect good quality service and timely delivery of items.