How it all began
Back in 2018, two ladies worried that two iconic businesses in their little village were about to close their doors. They decided to get together and not only stop this from happening, but make everything much better.
One of the ladies was an ex-gift and speciality food buyer, who dreamt of a little shop of loveliness and the other was an accountant and supplier to the independent gift trade, who wanted that too and could bring a big dollop of business efficiency into the bargain. Over several glasses of wine and meetings at their kitchen tables, they made a plan.
They wanted to bring a range of beautiful gifts, cards and stationery to their little main street, save a declining newspaper delivery service and then persuade Post office Ltd that fitting a Post office local desk into the corner of their new gift, card, stationery and traditional sweetie shop was possible.
Fast forward to the present day and the corner of Cairnpark Street in the beautiful village of Dollar is the happy home to The Sorting Office. Their journey there was a true adventure. It included a spell working outside during a very challenging refurbishment and two Clackmannanshire business awards, the most precious of which was 'Best in Customer Service'
The ladies who first dreamt of making everything better continue to find inspiration in the beauty and friendliness of their little Hillfoot village of Dollar. While their customers can select, wrap and post gifts in one pretty, cosy and award-winning little shop of loveliness they, along with their amazing staff are waiting to welcome everyone.