Tips to keep your business running through COVID-19

Since December of last year, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread rapidly throughout the world, causing major disruption to various business sectors, from tourism to retail. 

In its attempt to curb the spread of the virus, the Australian Government has also imposed restrictions on trading by banning and limiting the operations of certain businesses. 

Businesses that may be affected by these restrictions include:

  • pubs, registered and licensed clubs, restaurants and cafes (exemptions apply)
  • casinos (exemptions apply)
  • cinemas
  • night clubs
  • hairdressers and barbershops (exemptions apply)
  • beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, nails salons, and tattoo parlours
  • spas and massage parlours
  • gyms, outdoor sports venues, health clubs, and fitness centres

If your business is still operating, it’s your legal obligation to identify workplace health and safety risks and put in place appropriate controls to manage the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

The preventative measures you can take will depend on your workplace and what type of work you do. For example, you could:

  • implement measures to avoid close contact between employees and customers
  • encourage good hygiene practice in the workplace by providing access to appropriate hygiene facilities such as hand washing and hand sanitiser
  • provide access to personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks and gloves
  • encourage working from home (if possible) – keep in mind that this may create new safety risks 

How are we adapting to COVID-19?

As Shipporter continues to support business supply chains, we’re taking all the necessary steps to protect our customers and team members. This means that we are abiding by the World Health Organisation’s guidance on social distancing and hygiene practices to do our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19. We are also reinforcing staff member education through regular reminders on how they can practice good hygiene and keep your purchases as clean as possible.

Our ongoing efforts include:

  • Providing sanitizer and disinfectants to team members
  • Promoting social distancing at point of delivery 
  • Supplying gloves and personal protective equipment to team members 
  • Disinfecting transport vehicles and purchased goods

Keep your supply running with Shipporter

Is your supply chain experiencing difficulty due to low production from your traditional vendor and restrictions on air travel and truck capacity constraints?

Order your goods with Shipporter, instead!

We ship the widest range of wholesale products from the US, UK, China, and Europe straight to your address, leaving you without the added stress of complex shipping logistics.  

Our service enables you to forward plan in total confidence, estimate unit costs and provide quotes to your customers. Our quoted shipping rate is what we will charge – no hidden extras!

For your peace of mind, Shipporter has introduced additional safety measures, including social distancing and increased hygiene methods, to keep our staff and your purchases safe. 

How do we get your order to you?

Shipporter is easy to use:

  1. Your order is shipped to the Shipporter overseas warehouse using existing domestic shipping methods (1-5 days)
  2. We look after the ocean freight shipping (3-5 weeks to Australia)
  3. We arrange customs clearance and delivery right to your door (2-7 days)

You will find that the shipping process takes a little longer than by air freight but most customers are prepared to wait for their goods as long as they get to the door safely and at a reasonable cost. You can start tracking your shipment from the moment it arrives in our overseas warehouse.

Contact Us Today!

Australian online shoppers ship their orders through us because we save them money and ensure safe transport of their goods right to their doors.

Products purchases from overseas merchants can be shipped to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or elsewhere in Australia through Shipporter.

Check our FAQs for more information or contact us with any questions.

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