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Business Mirror Newspaper Feature: Online footwear start-up stands on its feet in face of pandemic challenges
FOR the retail industry, the loss of brick and mortar shops due to mobility restriction or disruption in their operations during lockdown periods is e-commerce’s gain. But this does not apply to everyone online.
Andy Riel Wong, one of the owners of an online start-up footwear brand for women, could attest to this. Andy Shop PH, the web-based marketplace she launched with business partner Rodrigo Escobar on March 11, 2020—two days prior to President Duterte’s announcement of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) implementation in Metro Manila and nearby areas—has continued its operations since then yet reeling from the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
READ FULL ARTICLE: https://businessmirror.com.ph/2021/02/03/online-footwear-start-up-stands-on-its-feet-in-face-of-pandemic-challenges/
Modern Filipina: Andy Shop PH: An Entrepreneur Goes Beyond Footwear
Andy Riel Wong launched her online footwear brand Andy Shop PH on March 11, 2020. She was excited to share these proudly Marikina-made shoes that the ordinary woman can wear as she faces everyday challenges. A few days later, the COVID-19 pandemic brought the entire metro on lockdown.
What can be a greater challenge to an entrepreneur than a virus that brings the country (and the world) to its knees?