Auntie Pam's Sweet Shop inundated with orders after launching home delivery service
Sweet treats direct to the doorstep have proved to be a sugary success for one Bury St Edmunds business.
When Government directives forced Auntie Pam’s Sweet Shop, in The Traverse, to close its doors, owners Dan Harris and Jamie Cocksedge treated the blow as motivation to set up an online operation.
They launched their website just over two weeks ago, offering customers in need of a little boost the shop’s traditional and family favourite confectionery hand-delivered – contactless – within a 10-mile radius of Bury.
And the initiative has been a resounding success, with the website’s tasty offering growing on an almost daily basis. By Monday, the duo had received 575 orders, meaning they have been able to re-hire many of the staff let go at the start of the crisis.
Dan said: “It has been such a privilege to open our online store to deliver sweet treats to everyone who needs a little pick-me-up.
“None of it could be done without our fantastic staff adapting to the change and rising to the challenge.
“On deliveries it has been wonderful seeing everyone’s excited faces and people saying the kids – and adults – now have their favourite sweets.
“The response has been amazing. It has been more successful than we expected. We thought it might keep us ticking along and maybe pay the rent on the shop.”
Dan and Jamie are both nurses at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, so have been juggling deliveries with their nursing shifts.
“Because some people know we are nurses people have been leaving cards out for us, thanking us for what we are doing, which is lovely.”
Now, as well as offering delivery a postage option has been added, with sweets already winging their way across the country. The online shop also offers diabetic and vegan sweets.
Place orders – minimum spend £10 – at www.auntiepams.co.uk
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