Standing together as a community will help us get through these tough times. But we also need something to occupy our time, especially when schools, parks, libraries, and other key parts of this community have shut their doors. This week’s #SmallBusinessThatRocks represents both parts: they love working in and for their hometown, and they help people of all ages across Canada feel productive while stuck indoors.

RQC Supply is a family-run business in Woodstock that takes pride in its community and in every customer’s order. They will keep you and your family feeling creative through these trying times!

RQC Supply: An eCommerce Success Story

The best ideas sometimes present themselves in strange ways. RQC Supply started as Flower Power Babies, an online store selling baby boutique items, accessories, and toys. The family behind it accidentally sold off the ribbon they used to create their popular mitten and soother clips. Through the sale, though, they made more than enough from these sales to pay for a four-person trip to Florida for a surprise 80th birthday party. This was their epiphany, and when they came back, the family sat down and rethought their small business plans. 

Flower Power Babies became Ribbon Queen Canada, which SlyFox helped rebrand to their current name, RQC Supply! Through all of these changes, the family stayed true to their small business roots: providing quality crafting supplies and products. They sell Orafol vinyl, Siser Heat Transfer and Pressure Sensitive Vinyl, stencils, blank apparel and fabric, faux leather, and so much more. Of course, you’ll still find a wide variety of ribbons, just like their name suggests!

They continuously expand their store and add cutting-edge craft supplies all the time, meaning the “What’s New” section of the site is always changing. You can even stay up-to-date through an RSS feed! This commitment to new technology and ideas has made RQC Supply a great company to design a website for and a favourite of customers across the country. It could also be just the business you need to get through the COVID-19 situation!

Keep On Crafting With RQC Supply!

Crafting is an excellent way to ease your mind, express some creativity, and learn new skills. Luckily for clients across Canada and the United States, RQC Supply has made a few adjustments to get supplies to crafters while they stay in place. Already focused on eCommerce, they have been able to remain fully operational, using daily pickups from Canada Post to keep their shipments moving. They also offer contactless pickup options from their location in Woodstock for those in the London area.

The family behind RQC Supply wants to help everyone stay creative, get crafty, and be happy with their crafts while practicing social distancing. With this #SmallBusinessThatRocks, you’ll be in good hands, no matter where you are!

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