Natalie Forgaty, owner of Vigour Graphics and her large COVID-19 safe mailbox.
Natalie Forgaty, owner of Vigour Graphics and her large COVID-19 safe mailbox.

Businesswoman creates giant Covid Mailbox

Toowoomba business owners have had to find ways to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic, making sure their services are offered with social distancing in mind.

Natalie Fogarty owns and operates Vigour Graphics which launched in 2005.

It offers knowledge and delivery of web design, graphic design, logos and branding.

Mrs Fogarty has been busy during the pandemic with many businesses coming to her wishing to put more emphasis on online marketing, as people were spending more time shopping online as opposed to visiting the shops.

Ms Fogarty works from home so was constantly having people coming to her house to collect their orders.

She decided to come up with a way to make her services even more Covid-friendly and got her husband as well as her mother and father in-law to build a giant Covid Mailbox.

She said when restrictions came in she needed a way to safely exchange freight, brochures, business cards and other printed items to her clients.

Natalie Forgaty, owner of Vigour Graphics and her large Covid Mailbox.
Natalie Forgaty, owner of Vigour Graphics and her large Covid Mailbox.

“We needed a weather-proof, secure solution that kept everyone safe and provided contactless delivery,” she said.

“I asked my father-in-law, Greg Fogarty, to build a giant mailbox for me and he did a great job, it’s been so popular.

“I decorated it to personalise it, and make it my style. I wanted it to be a nice feature along our road.

“It’s also a great landmark. One of my neighbours even uses it as a delivery point when they are not home for their parcels.

“Now that restrictions are more relaxed, we still use the mailbox, especially for clients who are time poor and just want to pick up or drop off their jobs quickly and easily at a time that suits them.”

She said it was important that businesses learnt to adapt during these hard times.

“With the new ways we have to do business, we need to think smarter,” she said.

“Some of the solutions are so simple to work around. To me my Covid Mailbox made perfect sense for a home business.”

To get in touch with Mrs Fogarty contact 04177151724 or email design@vigourgraphics.com.au.

Originally published as Businesswoman creates giant Covid Mailbox


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