We have received notices from several of our manufacturer partners about immediate price increases on foreign-sourced hardware products due to recently implemented import tariffs. The tariffs currently apply to network hardware and components but could affect any electronic components in the future.
What are the expected price increases?
- NOW to 12/31/2018: up to 10% increase
- STARTING 1/1/2019: up to 25% total increase
Many manufacturer partners are leveraging their supply chain to minimize the impacts of these tariffs on you, the customer. Price increases will be on a case by case bases as information continues to develop.
What does this mean for you?
Depending on what your 2019 IT roadmap looks like, you may want to consider making hardware purchases before 12/31/2018. Plan B Technologies, Inc. has consultants ready to review financing options, build budgetary quotes and assist with building or adjusting your IT roadmap for 2019.
As we continue to receive more information, we will keep you up to date. In the meantime, here are some helpful links for more information: