Have you ever wondered why wigs always seem like they're in short supply during certain times of the year?
Are you a hardcore wig collector who has noticed that the market seems to get flooded with sub-par pieces during certain times of year?
It's not a conspiracy. It's JIT Inventory Management.
JIT = Just In Time
Advantages: Production runs remain short, which means manufacturers can move from one type of product to another very easily. This method reduces costs by eliminating some of their warehouse storage needs. Companies also spend less money on raw materials because they buy just enough to make the products and no more. It is more efficient and keeps costs low so companies can keep prices low.
Disadvantages: The disadvantages of just-in-time inventories involve disruptions in the supply chain. If a supplier of raw materials has a breakdown and cannot deliver the goods on time, one supplier can shut down the entire production process. A sudden order for goods that surpasses expectations may delay delivery of finished products to clients.
The Result: Suppliers run out of new inventory and circulate their returns as they wait for new stuff to come in from their factories.
They do not share this information with us...or with you. It is literally IMPOSSIBLE to tell if you've gotten a recycled return unless there is something obviously wrong with it when you open it.
Before you get really upset, try to bear in mind: These returned items have all passed the manufacturer's inspection, so there is no need to panic about this. EVER.
These recycled returns are usually in great shape and there isn't a problem 90% of the time.
Wig stores have return policies for a reason, and it's not just so indecisive folks can see what Carrie by Noriko looks like in every color before they finally choose one. If there is a problem, and you bought the wig through us, we'll take care of it for you.
Let us deal with the complexities and weirdness of our supply chain.
We just wanted to let you know this is a common phenomenon in wigs, particularly with the larger global brands. Knowledge is power, after all! :)