Prices of clothes and shoes remain stable despite rising shipping costs — Jordan
Clothing and footwear prices have remained stable and within the normal price range during the holy month of Ramadan, Asaad Qawasmi, representative of the clothing, apparel and jewelry sector at the House of Commons, said on Sunday. trade from Jordan.
“Currently, demand in the local market is weak, due to low purchasing power and the priority given to food purchases during Ramadan,” Qawasmi told The Jordan Times.
He said “the competitive retail environment is the main reason why prices are still stable” despite rising global shipping costs and raw material prices.
The local clothing market offers a variety of options from different countries, according to Qawasmi, who pointed out that retailers are ready to welcome the summer season and hope sales will increase ahead of Eid Al Fitr.
“Due to the unstable economic situation and high cost of living in Jordan, shoppers have to decide whether their purchase is a priority or not,” said Samir Jamal, owner of a women’s clothing store in Amman.
He said local markets did not move much in the first week of Ramadan, but the situation may be different ahead of Eid Al Fitr.
Ahmad Khalil, another clothing store owner, told The Jordan Times by phone that for almost two years now, his store has suffered heavy losses.
“My store is still running because if I close, I don’t know what I’ll do next,” he said.
Hoping that the Eid Al Fitr purchases will remedy the drop in purchases, Khalil said he plans to offer deep discounts and offers during the last 10 days of Ramadan.
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