Premier Polysteel’s Customers are Amazing
The previous 18 months have proven to be a challenge in one way or another to most people. Premier Polysteel would like to take the opportunity to recognize our wonderful customers and thank them for helping us have a banner year in a time frame that posed a unique set of challenges.
We want to wish each of our existing and potential customers a wonderful New Year and express our desire to build upon relationships and establish new relationships in 2022. We’re so happy to have such a loyal client base and to be able to work with individuals and organizations that we respect so highly – to be able to help furnish projects that prioritize people and coming together.
Given the challenges of the last 18 months, we look forward to the potential for helping more people come together more often in this new year around comfortable outdoor spaces designed for humans.
How did the events of the last 18 months affect the outdoor furniture industry?
The outdoor furniture industry was affected in a lot of different ways in the past 18 months or so. Some of those effects were positive and some were negative. This post is about sharing our ideas of where the industry is trending and what we can all look forward to in the next year or so.
Unfortunately in 2021, the outdoor furniture industry, and our own team of professionals saw a wide-ranging material shortage across the board, for raw materials in our market. While some of that supply concern has improved, the industry suppliers are not quite back to where they were prior to 2021 in their ability to supply the volume of materials necessary to maintain quick turnaround times.
One positive trend in 2021 however, was that people had an opportunity to take stock of the things they valued most, which created more demand for comfortable communal areas, site amenities and outdoor furniture. Many of our clients sought to expand or update their existing spaces with the new long-term outdoor furniture. Of course we’re happy to be the supplier of long-term outdoor furniture for our clients who want to come together more often in groups – we saw significant increases in demand in 2021 for our products.
Premier Polysteel anticipates that the increased demand for premium outdoor furniture and amenities will continue well into 2022.
Industry trends that we’ve observed recently
Along with the high demand for products and the subsequent material shortages, as well as increasing prices for raw materials and other industry supplies, there were some interesting trends we noticed throughout 2021.
We noticed many of our customers like schools, private businesses, and cities including park and recreational type customers were desiring to improve their infrastructure in their outdoor spaces during this past year. Notably, our most popular products were outdoor picnic tables, outdoor benches, and trash receptacles.
It probably comes as no surprise that during a time with reduced volume for many public outdoor spaces, those people and organizations that have wide-ranging and normally high-traffic outdoor spaces sought to improve the overall experience. Of course, in anticipation of a swift return to increased volumes and with a goal of being able to service visitors’ needs better than ever.
What are some of the silver linings for our industry and business?
We feel really fortunate that during this time our brand has continued to grow and happily, we are expecting for this to continue into 2022. We’ve been reminded by our wonderful customers that they appreciate the value of our products and we aim to maintain the characteristics, engineering, and customer support that has helped us service these clients over the years.
We believe that we produce heavy-duty, low maintenance, attractive outdoor furniture and accessories with a plethora of options, and that these characteristics have helped us to attract repeat, long-term customers. Of course, we back up all of the outdoor furniture we produce with an industry best 20 year warranty.
Again, we look forward to delivering on promises in 2022 and beyond to continue to build relationships with our valued client base.
What is to come for 2022?
We are really excited for 2022 – we are looking forward to meeting new customers and working with our existing customers to improve outdoor communal spaces with the products that we offer.
We’re also looking forward to attending the NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association) in Phoenix in September and IAAPA Expo (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) in Orlando in November. There are also many other shows regionally, and around the country that we are looking forward to exhibiting our products at. We’d love to connect with you at one of those events if you plan on attending!
Working with Premier Polysteel to outfit your outdoor space in 2022
We at Premier Polysteel believe that the beginning of 2022 is a perfect time to have a look at the products we offer and see if it makes sense for your plans in the new year. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity, we invite you to take a look at our outdoor furniture catalog. We also have a fantastic team of representatives that can help you plan an outdoor space to optimize your area for all the people you’d like to spend time with in the future.
For those who represent organizations looking to enhance their outdoor communal areas, we also invite you to contact our team if you need help understanding our product offerings or how they might be a benefit to you and the visitors to your space.
This post was more about having a look back at 2021 and anticipating what’s to come in 2022 and not necessarily about the type of products we produce. Nevertheless we do believe our track record speaks for itself, and that we produce fantastic outdoor furniture – we’d love to talk to you about it. Here’s to a wonderful 2022 – however it may shake out.