A quick update from Diane to start the Festivities.
Christmas is always a crazy time in the deli but last year was completely bonkers and, admittedly, there were times when we struggled to cope. Between the new website and Covid driving everyone to send hampers and food parcels to all and sundry, it was just mayhem – and not just here, but across the industry with cardboard boxes and packaging materials like gold dust.
Who knows what this year will bring but whatever it is, we’re ready for it!
We have a temporary “Packing & Distribution Centre” set up in the old Your Move unit along the street, which is starting to fill up with vast quantities of all sorts of hamper and packaging supplies.
We have a number of new staff members getting geared up (more later) and are just about to implement a new electronic ordering system for customers placing orders in the shop.
These orders will now go straight into the same system as our online orders (rather than being on multiple bits of paper as is currently the case!). Please bear with us if it takes a little bit longer to take down your order – it will make life so much easier and less open to mistakes in the long run.
One more ordering reminder; it does feel as though people have started ordering very early this year and with unforeseen stock issues the norm at the moment I would advise you to get your orders in asap. The shop is lovely and full and I feel as though I've been generous with my initial numbers so I'm hopeful we won't run out. However, if you usually rely on us for your panforte or pferrernusse, please don't leave it too late. I would hate for anyone to be disappointed.
That's the process bit over with and I know you all just want to get on and explore our gorgeous foodie gift range. You can start at wee stocking fillers for under £5 and go right up to our Celebration of Scotland hamper at £295 - Happy Shopping!
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