The port delays in the United Kingdom (UK) are having serious effects on many businesses, including stores selling Harry Potter merchandise. “A Harry Potter wand used to be £20 and now it’s going to be £35-£40. All of the shops are running out of products,” says Elvijs Plugis, co-owner of collectible shop House of Spells. London Toy Company, the importer of Harry Potter toys, says it has now sold out all of its Harry Potter items. The company now has 35,000 toys held up at ports, amounting to £250,000. Moreover, the delay is adding 2.5-3 weeks to the time frame of order arrival. The toy company’s clients, like Amazon and Audi, are waiting to receive orders of toys. Alan Simpson, managing director of Toytown, a popular toy brand, is encouraging customers to start their Christmas shopping early this year as the product choices will be different in December.