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.