STAFF EMERGENCY FUND
As you may be aware, we have made the difficult decision to close our brick and mortar shop in Salem until it is deemed safe to re-open to the public. We are keeping our online shop open throughout this time and have one person packing and shipping out orders every couple of days. That being said, we have lost 50% of our business's income and our savings can only sustain the staff being paid weekly for so long. Because of the volatility of the health crisis, we aren't sure when things will return to regular operation.
We have been undergoing unplanned renovations that required us to be closed for a significant amount of time before the outbreak expanded, and lost a significant amount of funds when Daughters of Darkness was canceled. We are doing our best to ensure our team is paid throughout this health crisis and will continue to do so for as long as we can. As the owners, we have cut our own pay by half to help ensure we can keep paying our team and sustain the business's fixed expenses. We will continue running the online shop on our own for as long as we are able to ship items out.
We are creating a staff emergency fund to ensure we can keep paying our brick and mortar team who cannot work during the shop closure. 100% of this fund will go toward sustaining weekly pay for the staff while they are unable to work. If you wish to support us in other ways, please consider making a purchase of items from our online store, or buy gift cards for future use (we are currently offering gift cards at a 20% discount, ends March 23rd!).
We thank you for your support in what is certainly a tumultuous time for everyone. We are grateful for your business.