As every one of you is aware by now, the rising prices of a barrel of oil are leading directly to the continuing march higher of prices at our local gasoline stations. In fact, according to multiple news reports just this last Tuesday the national average retail price of gasoline hit an all-time high of $4.173.
All of us are feeling it directly at the pump each and every time we go to fill up our cars with gas. The rise in the price of gasoline products includes the price of diesel fuel as well. Therefore, supply chains across the country are experiencing significant increases in the cost of transporting goods and products as well. This is the main reason you are seeing substantially higher prices on practically everything you buy at the supermarket.
We are seeing an increase in our shipment costs as well. So far we have been able to absorb the extra cost. Additional price surges could lead to additional shipping cost increases that we will be forced to add onto the prices of our products.
This means we may need to start charging a “fuel surcharge”. Please note that at Stone Distributors we DO NOT WANT TO DO THIS. We realize that you, our valued customers, are experiencing the pain of increasing costs throughout your life and you don’t need it from us, too. It is just the reality of the situation we are all facing at this moment in time.
Here are the things we are doing already to try and hold the line on prices that have worked so far:
Thanks to the timing of the coming project season added to the fact that we anticipated the increases in supply chain costs could continue we did put a substantial amount of stone and landscaping materials on order. Some of that product has already arrived.
- This has bought us some time and the ability to keep prices the same until we have no choice.
Why are we sharing this information with you? Sure, we could increase our prices and not say anything about it unless one of you asks. But that is not how we operate here at Stone Distributors. One of our goals is we strive to be transparent. Always. Even when the information we are sharing is not something you want to hear.
FOR ALL OF YOU WHO ARE PLANNING OR ARE ABOUT TO START PROJECTS: we strongly suggest you come to our yard, pick out your stones and/or materials you need for the project and purchase them at today’s prices.
As always, if you have any questions we are happy to work with you to ensure the stones and other materials you purchase from us get to your job site in as timely and cost effective a manner as possible.
Come on into Stone Distributors and talk to us about the stone/landscaping project you are thinking of doing; get some ideas, look at our ample variety of stone and materials, and we can show you how to put those visions into reality for yourself (DIY project) or put you in touch with one of the highly- qualified contractors right here in our area of Marietta/Cobb County/Atlanta area.
We are conveniently located at 1675 Bells Ferry Road in Marietta. Come right onto our lot, contact us at (678) 354-0566, or visit us online at https://www.stonedist.com. You can also follow us at or our Stone Distributors Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stonedist/ or on Instagram. We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays (today) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed on Sundays. #Stone_Distributors.