Hey Cookie Lovers,
When I started Top Shelf Cookies over 6 years ago, I knew that I wanted to bring Boston a better cookie. We have been using high quality and sometimes unusual ingredients for the last 6 years. Our cookies are meant to be enjoyed rather than mindlessly devoured. We believe we've been successful in that mission and one that we will be carrying on as we move into the next chapter of our journey and open our shop in the lovely Adams Village neighborhood in Dorchester.
Additionally, when I started Top Shelf Cookies 6 years ago, it was mostly me working events and with the help of friends in the kitchen or at events (who have always been paid) as a state and as a nation our minimum wage (rightfully) has gone up in the last 6 years. It has never been my policy to pay anyone that works for Top Shelf Cookies minimum wage, simply because I don't expect the minimum from anyone that works for us. $15/hr is currently our minimum hourly rate and that will be under review for an adjustment once we settled into our new space. We do our best to hire, train and retain good employees over the years and our batting average has been pretty good. Up until this point, people working for us have used us to supplement income from another job or a little extra spending cash. This will change as we move into our storefront in Adams Village in the coming months.
In order to offset the rising cost of ingredients and labor, we will be adjusting prices across a number of our products and our shipping threshold, effective November 1, 2020.
Rather than just raise our prices and change our shipping policy, we wanted to be direct and transparent with you about our reasons why we need to make these changes. In addition, we wanted to give you the opportunity to lock in Cookie of the Month Subscriptions as the current pricing this month and if you so desire you can also lock in subscriptions to any of our year round flavors before November 1st. Keep in mind your prepaid (3, 6 or 12 month) subscriptions include free shipping. Any current subscriptions will continue to renew at the current pricing.
Have any questions? Just email me at email@example.com and I will get back to you quickly.
We are forever grateful to our customers old and new and your support has always been appreciated, but even moreso these last seven months as we've worked hard to navigate one little cookie company's journey through a global pandemic.
As always, with a grateful heart -
Heather Higgins Yunger
Owner, Top Shelf Cookies