Friday, June 17, 2011

Gloomy Weather

Weather looking overcast and gloomy today.  For most people, weather like this can make you miserable, but I am happier than a duck on a pond on stormy days like this.

Nothing makes the benefits of our service more clear than a few raindrops on the window when you realize you are out of milk or want a fresh steak.  You can stay in and stay dry while we schlep around in the rain with all of your goods. 

(And, for those of you who worry about the rain for our staff or your orders, our staff is given high quality rain gear and your items are protected in waterproof bags during transit)

So, the next time you see the rain clouds looming, you can probably blame it on me; I've spent years perfecting a large variety of rain dances and other rituals.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Moving into Summer

The heat waves are starting in NYC now.  With that comes all of the usual small business headaches that we have to deal with.  Air conditioners that need to be upgraded, loading up on cooler bags for delivery, changing the product mix to make sure we keep ice pops in stock.  And, dealing with slowdowns in volume as half of NY takes off for the Hamptons each weekend...

At least there is some good news going on also. The new discounts are working very well and we are getting great feedback from customers about the large order discounts.  With those, people no longer have to trade off low price vs top quality service - we can give both.

I have to run and get back on the phone with the architects about the new air conditioners being installed soon (assuming we can satisfy the NYC dept of buildings).

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Free Delivery Level Lowered to $50

In my ongoing efforts to make Max Delivery both amazingly convenient AND economical, we just lowered the threshold for free delivery from $75 to $50.

Combining that with our Buy More, Save More program, you can easily save money while doing your daily shopping.

Spend $50, Get Free Delivery
Spend $100, Get $10 Off
Spend $200, Get $25 Off

Compare that to other online grocers with their $6+ delivery fees plus fuel surcharges (whatever that is supposed to be), and you'll see that Max Delivery is an economical way to do your shopping, as well as being the fastest and easiest.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Porterhouse Steaks are too good

As I've said a few times on this blog, in addition to owning the company, I am also a big Max Delivery customer (though, surprisingly, not the biggest user, but that's another story).

I used to order the meats from Max Delivery, but, to be honest, I did not love them.  They were organic and healthy, but not dry aged and the cut wasn't my favorite, so it did not grill up nicely. I would occasionally sneak one from Whole Foods or a local butcher to meet my carnivorous desires.

But, Ottomanelli has changed all that for me.  I ordered one of our Porterhouse steaks last night, added just some salt and pepper, and grilled it up.  The night before, I got the lamb chops and did something similar.

Sugar Sweet Sunshine used to be my favorite Best of NY, but Ottomanelli has now taken over for me.

Now, I never have to leave home again!