As we all know over the past month we have been advised to stay indoors and avoid going out as much as possible this now includes work. If we can work from home, we most definitely should be.
Most people weren’t prepared for this step so soon in the process and it clearly shows the increase in sales in a number of goods bought for homes in such a short period of time. Some of these things ranging from home gym equipment, freezers, puzzles, games and the more obvious ones being hand sanitizer with a whopping 300% increase in the past couple weeks and then the most unusual out of them all being toilet roll which has absolutely no correlation with the virus at all.
All IT equipment is also on the increase and sales have doubled in the UK on most laptops, desktops and headsets as these are the absolute essentials if you’re going to be working from home. In this case, it’s very lucky for us office workers as having this equipment enables us to work remotely very easily from anywhere toy may be.
HP and DELL two of the top well-known brands are still struggling to replenish stock as the products are in such high demand, it seems it’s not just supermarkets with empty shelves. Unfortunately they cannot provide a single business laptop until the 1st week of April as all manufactured stock has been sold. Not only the well-known brands have had a large increase but it has had a massive impact on everything involved with IT. It may be frustrating but they are all doing the best they can to produce enough products for the number of buyers.