Here's why you're waiting months for that couch you ordered

Delays on furniture deliveries have already been frustrating during the pandemic, and they’re about to get much worse. The newest problem for furniture sellers is the increase in spread of Covid-19 and subsequent factory closures in a key region: Vietnam. Vietnam competes with China as a top exporter of furniture to the United States, according to the US Commerce Department. It exports everything from wooden bedroom and dining room sets to upholstered furniture, such as cushioned dining chairs, couches and ottomans. The country is also currently in the throes of a coronavirus outbreak caused by a suspected new variant of the virus, which Vietnam’s health minister said has led

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