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Navigating the Helium Shortage : No Helium? No Problem!

Helium Shortage

The Helium Shortage

You may have heard whisperings, or maybe even shouts from your fellow balloon professionals: "Helium prices sure have risen!” or, “My supplier can’t even get helium!”.

Don’t fret. The helium shortages are not yet widespread. They are, however, impacting certain regions of the country.

Preparation is the key to success. With a bit of planning and foresight, you can absolutely minimize the impact of a potential helium supply shortage.

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How to Prepare

To help you stay ready and in the know, we’ve listed a few ways to keep on top of your game when helium resources are unpredictable. Try some of the following: 

  • Order replacement helium tanks well in advance.
  • Offer your customers air-filled solutions. Check out burton + BURTON’s growing catalog of complementary instructional videos and recipes located in our Education Center. You can also find helpful videos by subscribing to our YouTube Channel.
  • Make sure your balloon decorator contract includes a disclaimer: some products may not be available at the time of the event due to helium shortages. Keep yourself covered and offer a backup plan if your client still has his or her heart set on helium-filled designs.
  • Showcase inflated balloons in your store, but keep them air-filled! Customers will want to see the wide variety of air-filled designs you are able to create. This is your chance to showcase your skills and talents. Make sure to have ready a portfolio illustrating examples of large-scale air-filled décoir. These designs stay inflated much longer than a helium-filled bouquet—a great value-added bonus to your customers!
  • This is your chance to up-sell! A customer who may normally just purchase several helium-filled bouquets may now upgrade to an air-filled garland or column when shown the many exciting possibilities.
  • Clik-Clik™ magnets could be your new best friend! Hanging designs are all the rage. Shop Clik-Clik’s range of products.
  • Utilize a base specifically made for air-filled designs!
  • Call your b + B® sales rep! They can provide a list of helium sources nearby.

Remember, even during helium shortages, a balloon business can be highly profitable. Be sure to prepare your arsenal of exciting air-filled solutions and partner with a wholesaler dedicated to your success

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