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Online delivery delays may encourage local shopping, Nacogdoches merchants say

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) — Much-talked about shipping delays may actually help local retailers.

Retailers expect consumers to choose to shop locally rather than order online.

As retailers in downtown Nacogdoches gear up for the Friday and Saturday Merry Christmas Market, many are hoping it will result in a shopping spree.

“I feel like their online order is going to be down because they’re afraid that if they place the order and they rely on it, it won’t be there,” owner Karen Harris said. by House of Traditions.

Temple Thomas Rodriguez, consultant at Greer’s agrees.

“There are so many ships off the coast of California that aren’t being unloaded because they don’t have the manpower to do all the containers,” Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez calls in-person shopping ‘instant gratification’

“You won’t have to wait for mail or backorders,” she said.

Something both store owners know well. Harris is reluctant to open his daily emails from vendors.

“Saying, ‘This is what we can expect, we can’t promise anything, shipping costs are higher, we’re increasing our freight allowances,'” Harris said. , but it’s usually not with good news,” Harris said.

Merry Christmas Market means shops in downtown Nacogdoches will stay open until 8 p.m. Friday night. And on Saturday the market resumes. The following weekend, the Nacogdoches Junior Forum Vacation in the Pines will take place at the Nacogdoches Expo and Convention Center.

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