My wife and I run a local heating and AC business, one of the problems that we have been having recently with our HVAC business is that we are selling out of products faster than I can stock them.
I think this is because of the area that I live in, we’re in a smaller community and as such we are one of the only HVAC businesses around and because there’s also a colder area everybody is always rushing to us during the winter months to get all the heating products I need.
To resolve so many people buying our products, it isn’t too uncommon for us to run out. I’m trying to order more of the heating products from the supplier, but even they are having shortages. As much as I don’t like to do it, because there is a shortage on the heating products we had to raise the prices. I thought that because we had raised the prices that we would end up losing some business, and while we probably did lose a few customers we still have people that were rushing to the store to buy our Heating and cooling products and this was surprising to us. It was a pleasant surprise actually though because it showed just how well our business was doing, thankfully now that we had a little extra money we were able to do better at keeping the shelf stock with all the HVAC products that the people in the community needed.