Wow it is a crazy time. I hope you and your families are well. That is most important.
As I'm sure you know, Covid has been disastrous for shellfish farms. Restaurant sales have gone to zero and therefor almost all farm have no sales. Most farms are cutting expenses.
In response, we have given all our clients the next two months free. We always want to be a good partner with our clients and this is one small way we can do that.
We are also the eternal optimists and know that unlike some other industries/companies we are in a fortunate place. Here are my data points.
1) You can meet demand when the market rebounds. Oysters/clams/mussels can stay on the farm pretty much indefinitely. Once restaurants reopen farms will be able to meet demand. The optimistic scenario: 2 months of social distancing followed by a great summer.
2) We are building great solutions to real challenges: We are well funded with a great team and clients in 10 states and 4 countries. Clients have been giving us strong directions. We are continually updating our farm management solution and our new tagging solution is coming soon.
3) You can now try Oyster Tracker for free: As you move into the busy season of planting new seed, splitting bags and generally getting the farm in shape we can help. All farms will now automatically get a free two month trial. If it works for you and business bounces back great. If not, you can always export all your data to a spreadsheet.
Bottom line: Together we will come out of this stronger. Please let us know what we can do to help you.
The Oyster Tracker Team (Chip, Andy, Cat, Kam, Drew, and Rob)