Temporary Import Surcharge
Dear Lux Fragrances Customer,
The purpose of this notice is to inform you of a 4.75% temporary surcharge to be applied to all orders both in-house and newly placed as of June 1.
Most notably, the reason for this surcharge is that the cost of ocean freight has risen to unprecedented levels as well as increasing demand and global logistics breakdowns. Overseas container costs are now +230% compared to just November of last year. These costs represent a significant portion of the overall product cost. My hope and thought was that these historically high costs would subside by now. However, the ocean freight costs appear to be hitting another peak. We are in a daily bidding war just to simply get space on the shipping vessels. Also, raw material prices continue to surge to levels never seen before.
While this was not an easy decision to make not only for Lux, the issue we are facing is not exclusive to our brands or sister brands, but other brands and products as well. One will see these effects across all consumer goods. We are working tirelessly to insure we receive our inventory for you. While we are absorbing as much of the cost increase as possible, we cannot carry the full expense.
We appreciate your continued business and support through this time of growth and change. Thank you, sincerely, for your business.
Paul Guess, Owner