What a crazy time it's been this last week or two! Completely unprecedented and completely unknown. For small businesses like ours, it's pretty scary not knowing when, or if, we will be able to operate normally again.
We've temporarily closed our cider house and cellar door, while we work out what's the best course of action and what we're able to do. A few people have been asking us what they can do to help us in the meantime.
While our cellar door remains mostly closed, one of the best things you can do for us is to buy online through our website. We've done our best to upload most of our products online. If your favourite isn't there please please please just send us a message. We're more than happy to put together custom boxes and packages for you.
Postage costs can get pretty high since we're shipping from a regional area, so we've introduced a flat rate of $15 per order, with free shipping for orders over $100. If you're living locally, you also have the option of selecting a free 'in-store pick up'. If you choose this option, we will be in touch with you to arrange pick up/delivery.
BUY IN STORE!
You can buy our Dry and Sweet Cheeky Tiki Cider in store at every Dan Murphy's store in Queensland, plus most BWS Stores in Bundaberg and Hervey Bay. At this stage, bottle shops remain open and there is plenty of Cheeky Tiki stock available.
You can also purchase the Dry, Sweet, Orange and Ginger and Passionfruit flavours of Cheeky Tiki Cider online through the Dan Murphy's website.
If you're a regular, please feel free to send us a message to arrange a time to meet us at the shop, or purchase online with a "pick up in store" collection.
The Office of Liquor and Gaming have announced that licensed cafes and restaurants who are offering takeaway meals can also sell takeaway liquor. This is HUGE! We assumed that our wholesale sales would completely stop as soon as venues were forced to close - however this announcement has given us a little glimmer of hope.
If you are ordering some food from your local cafe or restaurant (where you would usually drink a Cheeky Tiki Cider!) we would love for you to also order a stubby or two. If your local doesn't stock Cheeky Tiki, please ask for them to consider stocking it.
If you're a cafe operator, we would LOVE for you to consider only offering local alcohol for takeaway sales. Now, more than ever, it's so important to help the local producers stay in business.
If you're all stocked up with booze, another awesome thing you can do is SHARE! If you're sipping on a cider, wine or liqueur - snap a pic and share it with us or on your own social media. (We always get a kick from seeing you guys enjoying our products!)
If you see a post of ours you think your friends might be interested in, share it on your own social media pages.
If you see a post of ours online, please interact by leaving a comment, or 'liking' it.
If you haven't yet had the time to give us a review on our Facebook Page, Tripadvisor Page or Google, we would absolutely love it. (Peer reviews are definitely helpful in attracting new visitors - we've found Tripadvisor to be the most influential).
Finally, thank you so much to our friends, friends in the industry and customers-turned-friends who have reached out and checked in with us over the last few days. It means so much to know you're thinking about us as we all navigate through these uncharted waters.
Stay safe and stay in touch,
xxx Josh and Zoe