We just wanted to take 5 minutes to update you on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on us at Stockport Gin and what we are doing to minimise the impact of it on us.
First of all, as always, health and hygene is of the upmost importance to us and what we do as a business. Please rest assured that we are taking all necessary precautions in line with all relevant official advice and will continue to do so for as long as it is required.
As it currently stands, the government have advised that all public gatherings should be avoided unless necessary. However, they have stopped short of requiring all pubs, bars and restaurants to close which leaves a lot of small businesses in an awful position. Do they continue to trade and hope that people continue to support them or do they close in the hope that they can see this crisis through and continue to operate once we are over it? These small businesses are what we rely on for orders and to help us promote ourselves through their venues so whatever their decision, it will impact us. Whatever choice each and every business chooses to make we will of course fully support them as we know whatever it is, it won't have been taken lightly. We know the public will support them in the same way and in turn, continue to support us.
Alongside this, we regularly attend events such as markets, gin festivals, exhibitions and taster nights. This week, again in line with government advice, the vast majority of these have been cancelled which means our main platform for getting out to meet you all and talk about what we love best, our gin, is no longer availble to us.
Fortunately, at the moment, as we operate on a small scale behind closed doors we are very much business as usual in terms of production. As well as this, Royal Mail are continuing to operate which in turn means our online shop remains open for orders. We appreciate all the messages of support we have received and orders that have been placed to help support us through these difficult times so we have decided to provide the following offer on our website...
ALL ORDERS PLACED ONLINE OVER £30 WILL NOW RECEIVE FREE SHIPPING AND FREE TONIC.
This will last as long as it needs to and be supported by ongoing offers on other products, details of which you will be able to find on our social media platforms.
Finally, we just want to say thank you once again to everyone for your support. It really is very much appreciated. We also hope you continue to support all your other local businesses who also need it as much as we do.
Stay safe and be kind.
Paul and Cheryl