We have been so busy getting the orders out that there has been little time for updates, but we would like to welcome to all our lovely new customers and thank all our loyal returners for Frockery shopping! The website has seen a big increase in traffic over the past few months, as well as a corresponding increase in requests to source items as diverse as kilt jackets, military uniforms and clutch bags in a specific shade of green!
Having an online store means that we rarely get to meet our customers in the flesh, so it was a lovely surprise yesterday for Alison to find herself seated next to a young lady who knew of The Frockery because her mother is already a customer. Both were celebrating 55 years of the Esk Academy of Dancing in Montrose, whose principal, Miss Beryl Couper, looks every inch as glamorous today as she did back in the 60s when Alison's mum made many of the costumes and Alison still looked cute in a tutu! Congratulations to a lovely lady who has inspired so many young dancers and who has contributed so much to local charities over the years.
Meanwhile, the Royal Mail industrial action has so far not caused too much inconvenience, with only the odd delivery delay being reported, but one item arrived just two hours before it was due to be worn to a wedding, which was cutting it rather too fine. Since the announcement that the industrial action is to be stepped up, we, like other online retailers, are considering all the options so that we can maintain service. We will of course keep customers 'posted'.