November 2021 Status: We get our container on a ship and the ship sails! It arrives in California and joins the queue at the Port of Los Angeles, waiting to be unloaded.

Next update: Week of December 6th.

Transparency and Updates

Order Shipment Status

Thank you for being a 2021 Presale Partner with us! It means a lot. For pre-sale Oya orders placed through Fall/Winter 2021, here are the details on how and when these orders will ship to you.

We're committed to transparent communications through the challenges facing US and Canadian orders due to port congestion. Look here for updates ever 2 weeks on the latest information we have and when Oyas will ship. You can also get in touch with us here.

Background

The Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach are facing unprecedented congestion due to COVID-19. While port congestion historically averaged around 17 ships, we've hit 108 ships through the Fall of 2021. This bottleneck has impacted both ships coming to California and the train/truck distribution system once ships arrive. Every retailer who ships through California is affected.

As the California Ports are backed up, the Port of Origin for ships is also congested, as well as the rail/truck network waiting to get their containers on to ships at the Port of Origin. Similarly, once ships are unloaded in California, the rail and truck network here is overwhelmed and containers are sitting unloaded, waiting for a truck.

Ships, containers, trucks and trainers are all moving (and recently moved to a 24/7 operation) but the backlog remains. For more info, check out this Washington Post article.

GrowOya Inventory Timeline

August 2021

Manufacturing completes on our 2021 inventory and Oyas are packed up for shipment.

September 2021

We wait for an available container to ship our goods. Container availability plummets and prices skyrocket. We lose several containers to large brands paying any price.

October 2021

We secure a container (yay!) and are given a spot on a ship... then we lose our spot to brands paying double the price :(. We don't want to increase our prices so we look for another shipper.

November 2021

We get our container on a ship (finally!) and the ship sails! It arrives in California and joins the queue at the Port of Los Angeles, waiting to be unloaded.

December 2021

Update coming week of December 6th.

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