Launching Seafood Home Delivery Service
POST DATE May 29, 2020
Covid-19 has meant that businesses around the world have had to make significant changes in order to survive. Walcan is no different.
Since 1974, we have traditionally sold premium seafood in bulk to countries abroad. Our products were largely destined for high-end sushi restaurants in Japan, and around the globe. But as a family-owned business, we have always been proud to contribute to our local economy here on Vancouver Island, through purchasing from local fishers as well as employing hundreds of people who live, work and raise families in the area.
However, we didn’t realize that there was an untapped market right here in our own backyard.
Earlier this month we pivoted our business away from markets overseas, which were inaccessible due to Covid-19 restrictions, and began focusing our attention locally. We started offering our products online, with free delivery to Campbell River and Quadra Island. At the beginning, we expected a few hundred orders at best.
We were very, very wrong.
In May, we have delivered 290 orders to local residents, and expect to do about 600 in June. We offer live BC spot prawns (in-season), frozen spot prawns, halibut shrimp and more, delivered to your door for free with a min. $20 order. Check out more products at www.shop.walcan.com.
This is a note to say thank you, Campbell River and Quadra, for supporting us through this transition. We can’t wait to offer you more products, and continue to deliver premium seafood directly to you.
Exciting things are on the horizon, so stay tuned - follow us on social media to keep on top of the news!