DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Last month, Dothan accumulated $6.6 million dollars in sales tax which is up 10 percent compared to November of 2020.
One of the many businesses contributing to the city’s financial pot is Eagle Eye Outfitters.
November was a grand month for the business due to three of the busiest shopping holidays.
“For us if you was to look at Thanksgiving Black Friday, all the way through Tuesday at the end of sorta Cyber Monday that was the best stretch we had in company’s history it actually exceeded 2018 and 2019,” Owner Mark Anderson said.
But while the store is making history, there are struggles within the success.
“Supply chain has been a significant issue for the most part about 80 percent of orders have came in but 20 percent didn’t come in or came in late and they have a lot to do with foreign countries battling covid or being shut down,” Anderson said.
Another rising problem is inflation, right now the rate is 6.2% – the highest since 1990. Anderson said their prices on items could jump as early as next year.
“We’re hearing 10-15 % overall from our manufacturers,” He said.
In the meantime, the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce has a “Shop Local, It Makes Cents” campaign as $76 of every $100 dollar spent stays in Dothan.
Anderson encourages customers to shop early to avoid problems on someone’s Christmas day.
“You see something you want don’t delay go ahead because it’s a good chance it won’t be there the next time you come,” He added.