and so the heat press saga continues!

First off, I want to thank everyone I did reach out to me after my last post. It seems that there has been an interruption in the distribution channel for all heat press machines. I started and been able to find the source of the disruption, but needless to say it is there.

I’ve spoken with several other heat press machine businesses across the nation and it seems that the problem is stemming from auto supply chain problem in Thailand. For those of you that don’t know, heat press machine parts mainly come from Thailand. Even if a heat press machine is made here in the United States, the parts are more likely coming from overseas.

I think this may have something to do with the foul weather that they have been having lately. Either way, it seems that the majority of us heat press machine sellers are kind of screwed. I can’t even begin to tell you how much money I have lost.

Never my wildest dreams would I have thought that heat press transfer machines would be my biggest cause of stress in life.

I have begun to source other distributors to see if anyone has my more popular models in stock. It’s kind of hard to find distributors who have power press heat press machines and JFROTO heat press machines in stock.

I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to do. I have customers calling in each and every day wondering if I have any more heat press machines in stock. It looks like all the sporting teams at my local schools are starting up again and are wanting to make custom T-shirts. At least I can take comfort in knowing that there isn’t anyone else that they are able to buy heat press machines from.

Still, I would rather have the guaranteed business right now while the iron is still hot.

I’m going to continue making calls to every heat press machine distributor that I can find on the planet. There has to be someone out there that has heat press machines for sale.

Again, if anyone is having similar problems, please reach out to me.

Annoying problem with Heat Press Machine distributor…

Lately I’ve been having such an annoying problem with my heat press machine distributor. I’m sorry, I know I normally don’t rant, but I just needed to vent this into a public forum to see if I’m not alone in the struggle.

As you guys know, I’ve been running a little shop in the center of town in my spare time that sells various little machines, such as heat press machines, sewing machines, and vacuums. I know, it’s a very random assortment of goods, however, there is a big demand in my town for them.

Anyways, one of the highest margin items that a seller heat press machines. Surprisingly enough, I do sell a very good amount of them. Heck, they practically fly off the shelves.

I think this is because of done a very good job marketing my business on social media. All the middle school and high school kids are absolutely in love with making their own T-shirts. I’m also the only person within a 20 mile radius that will sell them a heat press machine.

So naturally, when I had this big of a following, I’m going to need to make sure that I’ve plenty of heat press machines in stock.

Well, for the past two weeks this hasn’t been the case. My distributor has been absolutely terrible at responding to my inquiries. I had placed an order for 42 power press heat machines about two months ago in anticipation for the new school year. You think that with that much time in advance that the company would have absolutely no problem building the heat press machines and then selling them to me.

Well, I was infinitely wrong in making that assumption. I’ve been reaching out to them for weeks but they have not gotten back to me. I’m beginning to think that they are either out of business or just simply want to take my money and run.

Unfortunately, I don’t know of anyone else that buys from them so I can see if this is a problem unique to me or not. Such kind of why am making this post.

If anyone is having problems with their heat press distributor, please let me know.