Shipping companies need to cover their higher costs, but there's a limit to how much they can pass on to customers.
Some workers are seeing wage increases above the rate of inflation. But, overall, rising prices are outpacing rising wages.
Raw material and shipping expenses have shot up. But price hikes aren't the only way business owners can cover their costs.
Some are cutting hours and reducing inventory. Others are purchasing more to get better deals from suppliers.
Rising input costs do not seem to be hurting every business' bottom line.