Ah, now here's a topic in all our thoughts at EverEdge.
Whilst we have hit peak season and prepared in advance to keep our
warehouse well stocked along comes Corona Virus. Boris tells us to stay in and only go out for
essential reasons to curb the spread of this disease and to help the NHS.
Staying at home during the spring is not such a bad idea and gives
us time to get the jobs done which we keep putting off (if we're not working
from home) and, if the weather permits gives us time in our gardens which is
most beneficial. This is when many of
you decide to buy EverEdge and who can blame you! The question we need to ask is 'is it
As we came into work on Monday 23rd March it was clear many of you
had listened to Boris that weekend and prepared, we took an overwhelming amount
of orders via the website - a record in fact by miles. Literally miles of edging left our warehouse
that day filling the 18 tonne collection vehicle. Our warehouse team just about managed picking
and packing all orders ready for collection that afternoon. But by Tuesday after Boris's announcement the
previous evening to 'lock down' - a member of our team had to self isolate and
we took the decision to keep apart as much as possible, working from home where
possible and skeleton staff in the office. Looking after our employees, ourselves and members of our families is of
So, if we were taking heed of Boris what did that mean for the
couriers and haulage firms?
The priority is for medical and food supplies to pass through the
network for us, the general public but they too are experiencing staff
shortages whilst hitting their peak (which normally happens at Christmas). New regulations put in place instructing
drivers to not have physical contact with members of the public, no signing
their hand held POD devices and only one attempt for each delivery would mean
many being sent back to us. Depots are
at full capacity and with the knowledge that at least one depot has had to
close temporarily it really made us question what good we are doing
swamping the system with 'non essential' items.
We at EverEdge are in contact (non physical I might add) with the
couriers and haulage firms and as soon as we feel the time is right we will be
opening up the 'shop' and shipping.
In the meantime keep an eye on the website for our daily updates
and talky bits, and remember we are all in this together, the sooner we all
work towards the common good of each other the sooner we will be back to
business as usual.