SHUTTLECOCK PRICE INCREASE 20 AUGUST 2022.
The last time we increased shuttlecock prices was in August 2019. During the past three years we have suffered manufacturing increases. The price of raw materials continues to rise as there is still a shortage goose feathers in China.
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused substantial transport increases. Sea freight charges have increased by over 430%, UK freight delivery charges by over 220%. The pound has dropped in value against the U.S. Dollar by 11% during the past year.
We are no longer able to maintain current price levels for our range of shuttlecocks. Indeed, it is only due to making substantial staff savings that we have managed to keep the increase in prices to 8%.
All grades of our shuttlecocks are flight and speed tested twice during the manufacturing process. After arrival in the UK our shuttlecocks are cold steamed with a special solution developed with our partners in China. We believe that the cold steaming process increases the durability of our shuttlecocks.
We believe that Yehlex shuttlecocks are still excellent value for money and look forward to your continued support.