Living Smart with Smarty Gadgets Inc!
The electronics and gadgets industry has become a behemoth force and as a natural evolution of these products occurs, so does the demand. Considering that most consumers have shifted to online shopping, a large portion of customers are using smart devices to go online. As such, the value of the electronics market in the eCommerce industry has consistently increased and does not plan on slowing down.
As a principle, Mahmoud and Zaid believe gadgets can simplify life around us and make things more enjoyable for everyone. With this passion, they started Smarty Gadgets Inc. with the goal of providing useful products to their community. They offer an inventory that’s beneficial for Smarty Mobile, Car, and Lighting purposes – all the way from TV LED backlights, table lamps, phone car mounts, phone screen protectors, and even car vacuum cleaners. They offer affordable prices for their local community and even have a creative process of reviewing and testing their products on their social media platforms through fun and informative posts. Smarty Gadgets Inc. keeps their inventory local, so they offer free pick-up for their customers, as well as delivery options in a short period of time.
In the ShopHERE powered by Google program, Mahmoud and Zaid had the opportunity to work one-on-one with an eCommerce Coordinator who assisted them with creating and optimizing their website for multiple functionalities including online shopping, a live chat, and more. They found the process to get online to be difficult at first, but with the help they were looking for, they were able to create their online store according to their vision.
“The program is really amazing for business owners who would like to start an ecommerce with the various support and help that can be received”
The experience gained for Mahmoud and his team has been invaluable and has motivated him and his business to continue to optimize their eCommerce presence.
Although competing with corporate and well-established companies can be challenging for small businesses like Smarty Gadgets, the team is always motivated to provide exceptional service, and bring good vibes to their customers!
“It was fun and a learning experience that we have all enjoyed. Encourages us of starting more e commerce businesses that will be diversified into different fields”
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.