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April 16, 2020
The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to increase with every passing day and it now appears likely that the UK will enter into some sort of lockdown at some stage in the future.
‘How will this affect eCommerce stores like mine?’ I hear you ask.
Well, the short answer is we don’t know for certain – but what we do know is that customers will still expect to get their orders no matter what.
Furthermore, there is also the potential for order numbers to actually increase during any lockdown period as shoppers are holed up in their homes and are forced to abandon trips to physical stores.
Many eCommerce companies have already been affected depending on where their products are sourced, with a great number of factories in China being closed for some time. Others may not be feeling the effects just yet, but now is the time to prepare so you are ready if and when required.
With all that in mind, we’ve created a short list of things you should be bearing in mind as an eCommerce store owner to ensure your business continues to run as smoothly as possible:
It’s obvious that every eCommerce business will be affected in different ways, but hopefully if you apply these suggestions now, any impact can be minimised and allow you to keep trading if the UK does officially enter a lockdown period.
Ultimately, your customers should understand any issues that may arise with orders as long as it comes with a good reason and your communications regarding the coronavirus are clear.
With any luck, the outbreak will not be as serious as initially feared and normality will continue.
If you have any concerns or questions for us, just get in touch and we’ll do what we can to help!