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Coping with COVID: Delivery

Ok folks, we’re 8 days into the US 15 day “stay home” recommendation, and like most, we’re still trying to figure out how to get back to work without spreading the virus. One of the best ways to get back into the swing of things is to explore all options for delivery. Of course, the slow trains are still running: USPS, UPS, and FedEx are still delivering every day..and you have even faster options to explore.

In our ongoing series on how to cope with being a small business or retailer in the COVID-19 crisis, we’re trying to tackle the questions that retailers have most right now. Today we’re taking on a big question: shifting to delivery.

Trains Departing Hourly

Ok folks, we’re 8 days into the US 15 day “stay home” recommendation, and like most, we’re still trying to figure out how to get back to work without spreading the virus. One of the best ways to get back into the swing of things is to explore all options for delivery.

Of course, the slow trains are still running: USPS, UPS, and FedEx are still delivering every day, though some delays and cost increases are in effect. We would suggest services like stamps.com if you can go the slow route.

Some suggestions: wear gloves when packaging all orders, wipe down take or plastic surfaces on the outside of the box. At this point, it goes without saying, but don’t do any of this if you are feeling sick.

Have Car…Will Travel

For those customers that need it sooner, you have more options. For starters, services like postmates, doordash, deliveroo are all still running amidst the crisis. Technically, there is nothing stopping you (in most areas anyway) from just jumping in your car and making deliveries yourself.

Pro Tip: wear gloves, and offer touchless deliveries (i.e. leave packages at the door without signature).

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