The impact of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is now reaching beyond its well-publicised public health challenges. China is at the centre of Australian and global manufacturing. In many regions across China, the government has urged hundreds of millions of workers to stay at home, helping to reduce the spread of the virus. As a result, many factories have remained closed since late January 2020, halting the production of products and parts destined for countries around the world, including Australia.

Has the Coronavirus impacted Emerald Planet?

A number of our factories have taken precautionary action and encouraged their workforce to stay at home. This has slowed and paused some elements of production. Furthermore, logistics and freight forwarding services are impacted as they manage transport disruptions and a predicted influx of export goods once industry recovers across China. As a result, we predict a number of our orders/shipments from China will be delayed.    

Has this affected Emerald Planet stock availability?

We are experiencing unprecedented demand across our product ranges. As a result, our stock levels have been impacted.  

Does Emerald Planet have products in stock?

Yes, we have products in stock. However, a number of our high demand products are not readily available, with product either in production or en route from China. We recommend customers contact the Emerald Planet team today ([email protected] or 1300 511 148) to discuss current and future product requirements. 

Our recommendations:

> Place orders (via a PO) with the Emerald Planet team early.

> Plans for a small increase in delivery times.

> Contact the Emerald Planet team ([email protected] or 1300 511 148) to discuss current stock availability. If your preferred product is out of stock, discuss product alternatives with the Emerald Planet team.

Will my order arrive on time?

We will endeavour to quickly pick and dispatch all orders. However, given the current peak demand, some deliveries may be slightly delayed. 

Promising news in a challenging situation

The current level of disruption is manageable. We have alternative products in stock, and we are working hard to prioritise new orders from China based on customer demand. Furthermore, a number of our factories in China have reopened and we are optimistic that normal operating services will resume in the coming weeks.

We will continue to keep you updated. In the meantime, for further information, please contact the Emerald Planet team 1300 511 148.

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