Supporting our Clients during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Like many businesses, as soon as lockdown was announced, at Independent Paint Supplies we immediately followed the Government guidelines and closed temporarily for business.
A few weeks later, again in line with Welsh Government best practice for businesses with commercial clients who were still operating, we re-opened our premises in the Swansea Enterprise Park for limited hours for a pre-order and collect service only. We were able to do this safely, respecting social distancing rules, as we benefit from a large forecourt area where all items were placed for collection at given slot times for our clients. During this time we were open only from Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 12 noon.
From the end of June, we have extended our opening hours from 8.30 am to 14.00, still for pre-orders and collections. We also started back with a limited delivery service on specific days for specific areas, as listed below:
Our management team will be reviewing all aspects of our trading processes over the coming weeks with the aim of extending opening hours for pre-orders, re-opening the shop (with appropriate social distancing measures) and increasing our delivery service across all areas.
Says Dominic Thomas, IPS Director, “All businesses are facing unprecedented challenges during the current situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. At IPS, we wanted to ensure that we followed all relevant guidelines whilst endeavouring to continue to support our customers who were still operating in terms of providing essential products. To this end, we introduced a phased re-opening of our business in line with demand and we have had very positive and welcome feedback from customers who have benefitted from this approach.
“We are looking forward to getting back to normal operations by the end of the summer, provided we are allowed to do so, and we will keep everyone updated accordingly.”
You can see the full range of IPS’ products, including those for the motor trade as well as commercial and industrial applications, from the home page of our website https://www.ipspaint.co.uk/ or call us on the number below to place your order: