Step 3: Notify any customers with pending orders.
You’ll probably find that power outages equate to internet outages – or at least Wi-Fi outages. But there’s still a few ways you can contact customers if the power outage lingers and their orders will be impacted. If you still have cellular connectivity (and a way to keep your phone or tablet charged), then you can send a quick email. To be honest, if this is still working, you may not be as down and out as you think. You might still be able to print labels to a Bluetooth-connected printer and notify the shipping carrier that you have pickups ready.
On the off chance you’re completely down and out, call upon any trusted neighbors, friends and family nearby who may have gotten lucky and still have power. See if they would be willing to let you come over to send out those emails or print those labels. It just helps to keep them in the loop. And, hey, if they happen to have lost power too, then they’ll understand your pain! If there’s nowhere else you can go, there’s still a few tricks you can try solo.