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Local businesses hope online orders and deliveries help them withstand governor’s order to close

Local businesses hope online orders and deliveries help them withstand governor’s order to close

An employee Nanz & Kraft Florists prepares a flower arragnement. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Non-essential retail businesses across Kentucky will close their doors to in-person traffic at 8 p.m. Monday until further notice. This measure is the latest order that came on Sunday from Gov. Andy Beshear to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order includes places that aren’t needed for day-to-day living. One business that falls into that category is Nanz & Kraft Florists, where employees now have to lock their doors to in-person services. But they’re hoping their online orders and deliveries will keep them hanging on. "We still offer delivery and we’ve got contact-free delivery so our drivers are wiping down their vans and their hands, we’re leaving it on the door step, we’re then calling the customer and saying we’ve got some flowers for you," said Vice President Eddie Kraft. "We wait for them to pick them up and then we head on to the next delivery." Play Video 00:00 00:00 space play / pause q unload | stop f fullscreen shift + ← → slower / faster ↑ ↓ volume m mute ← → seek . seek to previous 1 2 … 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% Kraft said sales are definitely down right now, especially after proms, graduations, and The Kentucky Derby were canceled or rescheduled. A sign hangs outside Nanz & Kraft Florists alerting customers to delivery and curbside pickup service. Stores that sell things like clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, books and much more are included in the closure order. That means most malls in the state will go dark Monday night. However all of those shops can still offer online ordering and curbside pickup. Local businesses are hoping online shopping will bring in enough money to sustain them through this […]

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