The news was hard to hear. Government officials were enacting an "essential business" policy for Pennsylvania. Right away, we thought of those we serve — our customers, our community, and the ministry that supports orphans halfway around the world. We thought of the donations people were collecting, waiting to pass them on to make a difference. Not disputing the governor's difficult challenge, we know that "non-essential" isn't quite the word for us.
If you've been to Second Street more than once, you know things are always changing in our store. Constantly rearranging our store is one of the things that makes us unique, and it's what our shoppers love to see. The season we're in is so different. When we heard we needed to close our doors, we applied what we do and what we know. We launched an online store with a "porch pickup." Within a short time, we had two furniture sales, and we were excited. The day after our second sale and pick-up, another announcement — "stay at home" — came to Lancaster County, and we closed our online store. How could people pick up if they were supposed to stay at home? It was the right thing to do. But we never give up.
I watched a video that gave us an idea, one that echoed someone else's suggestion: people might want to shop online and defer pickup until after the "stay at home" ordinance ends, hopefully by April 30.
We certainly didn't want anyone who wanted to shop at Second Street to miss out. And with so many new furniture arrivals, how could we stay away?!
Shopping Online: How It Works
With that, we opened our online store for business again. Select furniture and Dixie Belle products are currently listed, with plans to offer more soon.
You have two payment options on furniture — pay in full or, since you have to wait for pick-up anyway, layaway! Here's how it works:
All sales are final at Second Street. However, when purchasing online, you will receive a full refund up to pick-up. The sale is final once the furniture is picked up.
Dixie Belle Shipping Direct
We are offering drop shipping for all Dixie Belle products. Order online, pay in full, select "shipping," and include your shipping address. Your purchases will be shipped directly to you from Dixie Belle's warehouse. Allow 7-10 working days for delivery.
eGift Cards are available to purchase. What's an eGift Card? Well, it's a gift card you can purchase online and send it to that special someone via email. eGift Cards are available in $10, $25, and $50. Click here to order.
We hope you stay engaged with Second Street until we reopen our physical store and see you again. Be well!
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