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Embracing the Virtual Dream: Revealing Quirky Hippie Decor for the Online Bohemian

by Ruth Ray   |   July 19, 2023   |   Share this:  

Introducing Quirky Hippie Decor, an online store founded by BIPOC woman visionary entrepreneur Ashwini Vasudevan. Located in Toronto, this unique business curates an extraordinary collection of items that embody free-spirited living. From vibrant mugs to intricate stickers and colourful keychains, each handpicked treasure adds a touch of bohemian flair to any setting, infusing living spaces with whimsy and individuality. 

When Vasudevan was laid off from her corporate job at 5 months pregnant during the pandemic, she faced a pain point. Determined to stay in good spirits and promote a story of self-belief, she embarked on a mission that gave birth to Quirky Hippie Décor with the help of the ShopHERE powered by Google program. Today, this unique business invites you to embark on a journey of bohemian spirit and discover its enchanting collection.  

The ShopHERE powered by Google program is undoubtedly a game-changer for small businesses and artists looking to establish a strong online presence. In today's digital age, having a website is crucial for success, but the process of creating one from scratch can be daunting, especially for those who are not tech-savvy or lack the resources to hire professional web developers. That's where ShopHERE comes in, offering a comprehensive solution that eliminates the overwhelming task of website development alone. 

Vasudevan, a beneficiary of the ShopHERE program, highly recommends it to new business owners, emphasizing how it relieves the burden of website development. The dedicated e-Commerce Coordinators work closely with entrepreneurs to understand their vision and bring it to life. Vasudevan ecstatically shares,  

“It's brilliant to see that vision being brought to life!” 

One of the standout features of the ShopHERE program is its structured process, tailored to fit the individual entrepreneur's timeline. Vasudevan describes how the program empowered her by equipping her with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage tasks related to her website.  

“The process is very structured, and mainly, it works based on my timeline. I feel I am now equipped with enough knowledge to do the day-to-day tasks effectively.” 

This newfound confidence is invaluable, as it allows entrepreneurs to take ownership of their online presence and make necessary updates without relying on external help. 

To extend their reach beyond in-person markets, Quirky Hippie Decor has seamlessly integrated its in-person and online inventories. Through efficient inventory management systems, the ShopHERE program ensured that their website reflects the same captivating collection found in the in-person markets.  Now customers who discover their favorite pieces at the market can easily find and purchase them online, even after the event has ended. It's a seamless transition that ensures continuity and convenience for their loyal customer base. 

While the ShopHERE powered by Google program offers a range of benefits to its participants, Vasudevan highlights her key takeaway: 

“I enjoyed getting to learn that there are different resources available to get my business in front of more people.” 

Inspired by her positive experience, Vasudevan strongly encourages other small businesses to participate in the ShopHERE powered by Google program. For entrepreneurs who are struggling with limited resources or lack technical expertise, ShopHERE is a lifeline that can help them establish a professional online presence without breaking the bank. Vasudevan highlights, 

“Because- here is a free resource to free you up from the stress of building your own website- USE IT!!” 

To check out Quirky Hippie Décor products you can visit their website here. If you're aiming to expand your business and achieve success in the online realm, make sure to explore the ShopHERE program powered by Google by clicking here

About Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street was created by the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) with direct support from the City of Toronto. DMS is also supported by a group of strategic business partners, including Google, Mastercard, Shopify, Meta, Intuit QuickBooks, Square, Lightspeed, Ebay and Canada Post.

Continued investment from the Province of Ontario, through the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT) has allowed the ongoing expansion the Digital Main Street Platform in order to support more businesses going digital across Ontario.

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