“In 2021, in the coldest winter, a million people did not expect the outbreak of the epidemic in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, and the official start of the city closure mode at 2:00 a.m. on January 6. Shijiazhuang is characterized by a high degree of concentration and a strong correlation in this outbreak. In order to fully contain the spread of the epidemic, extraordinary measures could only be taken for the first time. Undoubtedly this sudden city closure brought a great impact and much inconvenience to everyone’s life. The first time to start the city’s accounting testing, up to now Shijiazhuang has completed the first round of nucleic acid testing, a total of 10251875 people tested, the cumulative detection of positive people 354 people. Seeing these lovely retrograde people, fearless of the cold and the epidemic, have been fighting on the front line of the fight against the epidemic, I hope everything will hurry up and get better.” Li Mu, manager of the Hebei office of Guzhen Lighting News, said.
In order to obtain first-hand information about the local lighting market, he interviewed several dealers in Shijiazhuang by phone and WeChat and learned that the lighting market in Shijiazhuang has been shut down at the first time after the closure of the city. In fact, the local outbreak of the epidemic, Shijiazhuang people do not know more than everyone, but also through the media reports in the past few days to understand the situation of the epidemic in Shijiazhuang. The people of Shijiazhuang have expressed their understanding and support for this closure. It is urgent to stop the spread of the epidemic, and extraordinary measures must be taken in extraordinary times.
Li Mu contacted Zou Wenbei, general manager of the Hebei branch of Five Lights and Ten Colors, to learn more about the current market shutdown and logistics stoppage in Shijiazhuang, and the sudden closure of the city, which had a great impact on the Hebei branch of Five Lights and Ten Colors.
On the one hand, there was no advance notice of the isolation, which did not give everyone time to buffer and adjust, so many merchants were also caught off guard.
On the other hand, this month is the peak sales season, Shijiazhuang logistics suddenly stopped, customer orders can not be issued, the current Hebei customers can only through the factory and the surrounding agents to coordinate the delivery.
Moreover, the market planning for the new year has been done, and we have just started to work step by step, so the originally planned “open door” activity can only be temporarily stopped. Now we can only see the next development of the epidemic and then make adjustments. We hope that the epidemic can be controlled and unsealed as soon as possible, so that we can expect to rush another wave of sales before the year.
Affected merchants and more than one or two, De Fina Lighting Engineering Co., Ltd. general manager Chen Shusheng also said the current predicament faced by the company: “As the company mainly undertake local intelligent engineering projects in Hebei, the closure of the company’s business is greatly affected. On the one hand, the company is following up the project can only be suspended, some of the project with more urgent schedule requirements can only give up to others; on the other hand, because now the company can not go out, to the end of the project to call the money has brought great difficulties; furthermore, even if the future unblocked, temporarily can not travel normally, everything in the future has become an unknown.”
Fan Yongbo, general manager of Shijiazhuang Hizhongda Lighting, said that the epidemic also has a great impact on wholesalers. The year before is the peak season for wholesale channel sales, and every year at this time we all hoard a lot of New Year’s goods in our coffers, many of which are time-sensitive, such as holiday lights. Especially this year and catch up with the tide of price increases, in order not to affect the sales of many wholesalers have been replenished, high into thin profit only for more sales. Now the logistics stop, I sincerely hope that the epidemic can be controlled as soon as possible, as soon as possible to unblock.
The general manager of the Anima store in Hebei, who mainly retails lanterns, Jin Liping, said that this year’s retail days were already difficult, and the peak sales season did not wait, but the epidemic was raging. The original plan for 2021, the Year of the Ox to open the door, now can only become a passing cloud. But after years of struggle, the mind has long become calm, in front of the epidemic, can only obey orders to listen to the command, believe that after the storm will be a rainbow.