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Update April 27th, 2020: Keep On, Keepin’ On
It’s no secret that COVID-19 has changed everything about daily life. During the chaos, we hope you’ve been able to stay safe, healthy, and positive. At Spreadshirt, we continue to work in our home offices and responsibly practice social distancing.
We’ve faced minor setbacks along the way, like having both of our factories temporarily closed in the United States. But with each new COVID-19 related challenge, we’ve worked hard to find a solution. We’ve made some temporary changes to daily business, which you might’ve read about on our blog. These changes will remain in effect for the time being, but we hope to be back to normal soon.
In times like these, we appreciate having a creative community of dedicated Designers. We love your work related to the #stayhome movement, quarantine, and heroes of everyday life. These designs can now be printed on new face protection products, to keep you, those around you, and your customers safe.
We’ll continue to give you our all, while we work together to navigate these new circumstances. If you have any questions, comments or concerns—we’d love to hear from you! You can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, our Forum or here on the Blog.
March 19th, 2020
As much of the world is paying close attention to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to share with you how Spreadshirt is responding. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our community, from our employees in our offices to our Designers and our suppliers.
Due to the fact that Spreadshirt is an e-commerce company, we feel very fortunate to say that our digital store fronts will be able to remain open during this difficult time. We are assessing the situation daily and taking the necessary precautions to ensure we can meet our customers’ and designers’ needs while protecting our employees.
Health & safety of our employees
Our employees are what make our company so great. From our headquarters to our factories we would like to share with you the steps we are taking to protect them and to do our part in preventing the spread of the virus. For starters, we are taking all steps recommended by public health officials, such as paying extra attention to hygiene and being mindful of even mild symptoms. Since March 3rd we have put travel restrictions into place. This means we have cancelled any business-related travel and all events or large gatherings in our various offices throughout the world. We have also encouraged employees to work from home office if their role allows it. These measures are updated frequently and assessed daily by management.
So, what does this mean for you?
At the moment, the services we provide for our customers and designers are not at risk because of our rapid response and diverse approach to safeguarding the most essential processes, like on-demand printing. We have introduced new staggered shift hours, which reduces physical contact between factory employees and allows fresh air to circulate. We have similar measures in place for both receiving and shipping. For example, drivers will unpack the whole truck before employees will come to collect the goods from the ramps. Because of these unpredictable times, please take into account that orders and demand may temporarily drop until conditions are normalized.
A notice for our European Platform
Delivery time has been prolonged by two days to every country, as we are encountering delays at the borders. Estimated delivery times for your customers can be viewed here.
In the unfortunate event that one of our production sites is affected, we are prepared to take all necessary steps to protect our employees and to prevent the spread of the virus. As of today March 19th, there are no problems at any of Spreadshirt’s five production sites or in our offices.
We all share a responsibility in reducing the impact of COVID-19. Spreadshirt is embracing this responsibility and taking necessary actions. We remain alert and ready to take the necessary steps and action in light of any new developments.