When I decided to go to online ordering only with the store closed I figured I wouldn’t be terribly busy. I was mistaken. Granted, soap is a good business to be in right now but I thought people wouldn’t be spending money. Thanks to everyone still supporting our small business, I am able to continue soaping and make sure Shanda has a paycheck. She’s working on marketing and future projects from home while I am filling orders and making fresh product. My husband Colin works in Webster Groves, MO and I asked him 2 weeks ago to take time off. Happily, his office let him have 2 weeks without pay to stay home and when this time is up the end of this week, he will be working from home here in Ironton. He left the metro area prior to any orders to stay home so he been home for 10 days now. I mention this because several people are concerned he is still working up in St. Louis. Nope, he has a honey-do list a mile and a half long so he’s not going anywhere soon if I can help it!
We were going to re-evaluate the situation April 15th, but with the current information we are looking at delaying any sort of soap shop opening until June. If sooner great, but for now it’s looking like June for us.
Over the next few days I will be putting some new soaps back online and restocking our popular ones. The system I have worked out with our postal team is that they will pick up from the outside of the shop when I have orders so I will not be walking orders down to the post office. The same with UPS pick ups also. This may add an extra day or so with shipping just so you know. I am hoping the postal service stays operating as I just saw today a discussion regarding this topic. Search Postal Service Coronavirus if you are interested.
I wanted to give you an up-date of what was going on with us here at the soap shop. Still working away and planning on fun things in the fun is our outlook.
Thanks as always,