It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World......
2020 thus far has been an interesting year to say the least! Aum Herbs has experienced several highs and lows since the beginning of the year, so we thought we'd take a moment to update all near and far.
All of us have experienced and been impacted by Covid-19. We managed to remain open throughout by providing curbside pickup and mail delivery. In April, we had issues with our credit card processor -so we had to look into a new solution. We tried moving all together to a new website platform with a new payment provider- but it did not work great for us, with lots of down time and errors on our site. So - we've made a move back to our original shopify platform and use paypal for our payment provider - both very secure with lots of "up time". We will continue to work on design tweaks over the coming months.
In the midst of us dealing with the website issues, as many of you know, a major wild fire threatened the town of Boulder Creek. Many homes throughout San Lorenzo Valley were lost or have been compromised. So many of our friends and neighbors have been impacted. Aum, along with all of the businesses in the Downtown corridor were closed for nearly a month while community heroes fought the fire and worked to restore our town.
We are so blessed to be a part of this community. Boulder Creek Strong is the anthem we've all chosen - and we will rise from the ashes. We are pleased to let you know that we are back open at our physical location and taking online orders. We appreciate all of the kind words, check-ins & love from all of you - our extended Aum Family.
We encourage you to shop local, and shop small businesses - especially those in San Lorenzo Valley who have had a rough go of it this year. Small businesses keep local economies running. It may be super convenient to order from big box stores and get a delivery - but when we lose local, we all lose a little (or a lot) of income down the line.
We look forward to seeing you again soon -whether here or online!