[March 26th] The province of Saskatchewan has mandated that all non-essential businesses have to close with some exceptions.
Effective March 26, non-allowable business services will be unable to provide public-facing services. While closure of non-allowable business services prevents certain businesses from providing public facing services, it does not preclude opportunities for non-allowable business services to expand into online retailing, or providing pick-up or delivery services.
In other words: We're still open for business. Please see March 24th's update.
[March 25th] We're suspending the Purolator service until further notice. Shipping will only be available through Canada Post for the time being.
[March 24th] The province of Ontario and Quebec have mandated non-essential business to shut down, which means the distributors we do business with are all closed as of today.
You can still place your orders for new records and accessories, but they can't be fulfilled until Ontario and Quebec are back in business, which, by the looks of it, would be mid-April (until further notice).
We will still be processing orders for items in stock and used records until the Saskatchewan government also mandates us to shut down.
[March 23rd] GrooveWasher's HQ is in Kansas City. The mayor of Kansas mandated the closure of non-essential business, which includes GrooveWasher. Between March 23rd and April 24th, there will be no shipping of GrooveWasher products.
[March 22nd] We will continue business as usual until further notice. We're taking every precaution to stop the spread of the virus, which means where possible, our team will be working from home (which they did most of the time already anyway). Before we pack up orders, we make sure our hands are clean, to name some examples.
However, there is a possibility that our supply chain will encounter delays because most of the new records and accessories are made either in the US or overseas.
We're putting a hold on buying used collections for the time being for obvious reasons. We'll keep adding records from our archive, but they might not be that rare gem you're waiting for (but who knows?).
Our packages are still being processed by Canada Post and Purolator, but we may delay shipments to limit traffic at the post office.
Because it's rapidly changing, please keep an eye on the Canada Post and Purolator websites as well.
We'll keep you posted!
While you're in self-isolation, keep spinning records and check out our new podcast. It's still rough around the edges, so feedback is very welcome!
Stay safe, wash your hands keep enjoying the music. We'll get through this!