It is hard to believe that 4 1/2 weeks ago I temporarily closed my doors to walk in traffic. Since then I have filled orders both through the shop web-site and curbside service. Although those orders helped, they haven't been enough to stop us from draining the store's savings. Rent is still due the first of each month, vendors have to be paid for shipments received before the state was shut down, and we had to refund $7,000 in payments for retreats that were cancelled.
That said, I'm not staying up nights worried about the future. We will make this work. Yes, we have applied for the Small Business Loans, but haven't received one yet and they are pretty specific on their use.
Now, you can help us out and save some money! No matter how small your on-line order is, it will be shipped FREE. 95% of the store is on-line and sorted by category. I know it's not the same as the big name web sites, but I'm normally a brick and mortar shop where you can touch the fabric and receive personal attention.
So, if all you need is a pack of needles or a spool of thread please considering using our web-site. If you need a new project kits are a great idea since the fabrics have been pre-selected for you. Payment is secure and orders are usually shipped the same day via USPS.
I and/or my husband, Dennis are at the store from approx. 9am to 1pm daily. If you do find yourself in need of an item you can always call the shop or send an email to email@example.com and I will assist you. We use the USPS to ship orders and generally have them on their way to you within 24 hours, sometimes in minutes.
So, you have 3 options to order items; all orders are greatly appreciated and they all ship free:
1. The web-site is always open and orders will be filled daily. 95% of the shop is online and shipping is free.
2. If using a web-site doesn't work for you but you need to see the items you are interested in, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you would like me to contact you. The next time I am in the shop, which will be daily, I will call you via DUO or Skype depending on which app you prefer. I can't do Face Time so be sure to have one of those other apps on your cell phone before calling. I will be your virtual personal shopper and shipping will be free.
3. Call the shop at 989-732-1252 between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm to catch me, or leave a message and I will return your call and ship for free.
We will do our best to make sure Delphine's Quilt Shop LC stays virus free through the use of sanitizers, thorough hand cleaning and facemasks as appropriate.
Stay safe and quilting.