The impact of COVID-19 on Wayzn
Like many companies, Wayzn was significantly impacted by the global pandemic and its after-effects. In particular, the current global shortage of semiconductors and related electronic components makes it difficult or impossible to obtain some of the parts we need to manufacture Wayzn Smart Pet Door.
In an effort to keep production going we are now paying as much as 20 times what we used to pay for some parts. As our cost increases, we must increase the price we charge for the product accordingly if we want to continue production. We realize that for some consumers this increase means that Wayzn Smart Pet Door may no longer be affordable, and we regret that we have no other option at this time. We will continue to search for more affordable ways to produce the product in hopes that we can lower the price again at some point in the future.
Pricing and availability for Wayzn Smart Pet Door
As of July 1, 2021, the price for Wayzn Smart Pet Door has increased from $399 to $499. This increase provides the funds necessary to cover the increased component costs resulting from COVID-19. This enables Wayzn to continue to manufacture the product as long as the necessary components can be obtained, and barring any further cost increases.
Parts availability remains a serious problem. We are doing our best to source, verify and purchase high-quality parts, and hope to continue to offer Wayzn Smart Pet Door throughout the remainder of the year. But, if parts can’t be sourced, the product may become back-ordered for an unknown period of time. We will continue to provide updated lead-time information on the product page.
Pricing and availability for Wayzn Pet Tag
The supply chain conditions resulting from COVID-19 have also impacted the production of Wayzn Pet Tag. As a result, we will no longer be able to begin shipping this summer and are now targeting sometime late this year. To cover the increased cost of parts and allow us to move forward with manufacturing the price for the kit (one receiver and two tags) will be $169.
As always, we appreciate your patience as we work to provide you, our amazing customers, with the best products we can at the best prices possible.