An Update About Upcoming Dancewear Shortages
We are updating our SWP members about the continued delays and backorders from dancewear suppliers around the world.
As we have previously warned, we are seeing pockets of backorders for products with ETAs of October, November and December. Our suppliers are diligently trying to keep warehouses stocked, however the combination of factors, like:
shipping delays in international ports;
material shortages due to extended lockdowns in Asia;
and continued factory constraints;
…means that ETAs are constantly changing and extending.
Our New Backorder Policy
Due to these unusual circumstances, we are adopting a new backorder policy with Studio Wholesale Program™ orders to ensure our ability to best serve you.
Effective immediately, if an item is ordered and has a supplier backorder longer than 30 days, we will cancel that item, refund you and send you an email to advise of the cancellation. The rest of the order will continue to process and ship as usual.
If you would like an alternative for the canceled backorder you will simply place a new order for the alternative item.
(Note: We cannot add additional items to existing orders without causing delays, mistakes and other issues in the fulfillment of all the SWP orders, so alternative items need to be placed as a new order.)
Sold Out Sizes
We will also be marking sizes of popular styles that have long backorders as SOLD OUT on the SWP site, to avoid the hassle of repeatedly ordering items that are not available in a reasonable time frame. If you are seeing some sizes missing on the site, this is why.
Doing All We Can
We are doing everything that we can to help make this a successful back to dance during this time of unprecedented circumstances. Please know we are here working overtime, creating more efficient ways to work inside the current constraints, and, making decisions we think will best serve our studios. We thank you for your understanding and continued partnership.
Popular Low Inventory Products
Here are some popular products with supplier backorders/low inventory you will want to know about:
RAD bodysuit 1633 Academy Pink 93 are running 3-6 weeks delivery
1645 Black small and medium 3-6 week delivery
16207 Academy Pink 93 4-6 and 6x-7 5-6 week delivery
Many sizes of 1916 in BPK and CAR are on backorder till August 20
H061 in Large and XLarge backordered till end of November
CC400C and CC201C in black and pink on backorder till December
TB130 all sizes unavailable till late October
TB131 Large and Xl Large unavailable till late October
CC123 Bodysuit unavailable until November
499L Tan missing some sizes and low inventory with the next delivery of stock coming mid September
SO381L missing most adult sizes and next delivery to Bloch in October (We have this product on our shelves currently, but will not be able to order more till October if we run out of sizes)
284 backordered till November
277, 227G, 470G/L black and tan, 499G black and tan holes in some and low stock for product that is still in stock - next delivery is mid October
160 European Balance Pointe shoe out of stock main sizes till mid October
Some Quick-Ship™ In-Stock Items Available
Any of the above items that are normally classified as Quick-Ship™ means we will have some product on our shelves, but getting any out of stock sizes will be tough.
So Danca is Well Stocked
So Danca is in a relatively good position for inventory, though some of the “SL” bodysuits in less popular colours have random sizes on backorder until September. So Danca is hoping that in the event they have backorders in August/September, that they are in a position to fill them within 2-3 weeks.
We're Here for You
We thank you for your continued partnership. Please reach out with any questions and we wish you a stellar rest of your summer.