UK balloon and party wholesaler Balloon World has reported a tenfold rise in online orders over recent weeks, following an increase in business during the lockdown.
Balloon World – which also operates as Northwest Greetings – has been open for the duration of the lockdown, offering a dropship service direct to end-users at no extra charge (except shipping) across partyware and gifts.
“Business-wise I can’t tell you how busy it’s been,” said owner Richard Aylett. “We’ve seen the website sales grow tenfold and as quick as we are getting orders out of the door we are seeing more coming in!”
He continued: “The orders are coming in 24/7 and so as people order through the evening, we are playing a game of catch-up each morning. The team have excelled themselves though, I really couldn’t do it without them, and each and everyone of them has risen to the challenge.”
While also taking advantage of the downtime to update the website and design a new packaging box for deliveries, Richard has also been sending out a specially designed card with each order.
“In a world that’s suddenly become dark its nice to bring a little light, so it’s just about spreading the love a little bit,” he said. “Let’s make 2020 the new Summer of Love!”