I own a big grocery store in town.
Most people in the town as well as surrounding part come to our store for just about everything.
When the coronavirus pandemic became widespread- after an initial rush of business- things have been pretty slow. Some of our friends who live a ways out let me know that it was a little challenging for them to keep their supplies up since they’re no longer coming into town for anything else. I decided to do something a little different. I started using some repurposed shipping containers to help our buyers who live out. I started taking some of the essentials out to people in a shipping bucket store. I displayed our shipping bucket store on social media as well as made a few PC calls. That first afternoon I opened our shipping bucket store, I was swampedâ€¦ Due to social distancing instruction, I ended up having to only let a few people into the shipping bucket home at a time. I refill the shipping bucket store every Wednesday and, every time, I have a big line of people there to get their daily essentials. I am so ecstatic that I decided to utilize this prefab solution, our buyers are able to get their essentials from the repurposed shipping bucket store. I will be ecstatic- just adore all the people else- when this coronavirus pandemic is over. I’m ecstatic to be able to use a repurposed shipping bucket to help our buyers, however I want them back in our main store. I can’t get everything out to them in the shipping bucket store, just the essentials. Both of us are all ready to get back to normal but, for the time being, this repurposed shipping bucket shopping is the new reality.