A note from the owner of 7BAP:
Hi everybody, Lee here. When my wife and I started 7 Bucks A Pop over 3 years ago in my basement, never did we imagine how quickly we could grow into a legitimate business in a large warehouse with a dozen full-time employees. And since we reached that point, never did I imagine we'd be in a position to lose it all because of something completely outside our control, such as a worldwide pandemic that could potentially cripple the global economy. These are scary times, for sure. Saying what I'm about to say probably makes me not such a great businessman, but I encourage everybody out there to save your money and only spend it on essential things. Pops are not essential (although some may disagree). Nobody knows how this whole virus thing is going to play out, and there's a very real chance you'll need your money not just to get by, but to survive. That being said, I also see the need for a distraction from everything that's going on. So if buying a few Pops offers you a little escape from the harsh realities of what's happening, then I don't see any harm in spending a few bucks if you can afford it. We're happy to provide that escape, but I strongly suggest that you don't spend money on Pops or PopShield protectors if you can't afford it.
In an effort to help fight the spread of COVID-19, we'll be donating 7% of all sales to organizations that are on the front lines in this battle. Non-profits such as The United Way, The Maryland Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, and many others are doing everything they can to help out, so we're happy to contribute to their efforts. Every couple of weeks, we'll make a donation to one of these great organizations and highlight that group on our social media pages in an effort to get others to donate to their cause.
Everybody please stay inside, stay safe, and take the advice of medical professionals during this fight against COVID-19. It won't be easy, but we'll get through it eventually if we all stick to the program.
We at 7 Bucks A Pop are taking every precaution possible in order to maintain a safe working environment while also maintaining the ability to continue doing business. The following are steps we're taking to make to be proactive during this difficult time:
- As of April 27, 2020, 7BAP team members are returning to work on a limited basis. No more than 5 people will be allowed in the warehouse at once in order to maintain safe social distancing requirements.
- The warehouse will be professionally cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis. Doorknobs, bathrooms, table tops, shelves, desk surfaces and any other commonly used area will be sanitized regularly.
- Any outside shipments, including collections we purchase, will be left untouched for at least 48 hours and be handled according to CDC guidelines.