CHRISTMAS toy orders may be rationed this winter due to a surge in online orders – and shoppers face delivery delays too.
The traditional Christmas dinner is under threat too, with turkey supplies running low as well.
Experts are warning a flood of online orders, combined with shop closures and staff shortages have created the perfect shopping storm for the Christmas season, reports The Mirror.
The new Covid-19 shutdown in England is expected to have triggered another surge in online shopping, adding pressure on delivery networks already feeling the strain.
Dino Rocos, who used to run John Lewis’s logistics operation, told HOAR couriers could be forced to cap the number of orders they can handle.
He predicted shoppers wanting items by Christmas could have to order up to 10 days in advance – double the norm.
Mr Rocos, who now runs the Future Retail Logistics consultancy, said: “You simply can’t squeeze any more through the operations than they can cope with.”
Meanwhile, Lego is reportedly having to ration supplies to shops, due to a supply issue.
Plus, The Entertainer has warned Christmas gifts may not be delivered in time if shops stay shut through December.
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